By Blood Alone

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By Blood Alone

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Type
Release date / Patch
TBD / 1.12

Store: Expansion

By Blood Alone is the 5th expansion for Hearts of Iron IV. It was announced on 2022-06-07[1]. The expansion coincides with patch 1.12.

Expansion features[edit | edit source]

Build a new empire, resist foreign aggression or explore the limits of neutrality in Hearts of Iron IV: By Blood Alone. This new expansion adds new alternate history options and gameplay variety for three nations, as well as other significant changes.

Features include:

  • New Flag of Italy Italian Focus Tree: Follow the historical path of Mussolini’s Italy or rewrite history by restoring power to the monarchy, leading a Communist revolution or promoting democracy.
  • New Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopian Focus Tree: Defy the odds to defeat the Italian invader or resist the conqueror from abroad using unique Government in Exile abilities.
  • New Flag of Switzerland Swiss Focus Tree: Surrounded by France, Germany and Italy, the mountain nation of Switzerland finds strength in its neutrality, balancing competing factions and overtures from the great powers.
  • New Peace Conference Options: Demilitarize zones of the map or entire nations, bid on the capital ships of defeated powers, or claim control of enemy resources or factories as reparations.
  • Aircraft Designer: Design and build your own planes, from nimble interceptors that prioritize speed to durable bombers crafted to unload tons of destruction from high above.
  • Unit Medals: A log of each division’s accomplishments lets you track their performance, and even allows you to award unique medals to division commanders for their actions in the field.
  • Embargo Interaction: Embargo your enemies with a new diplomatic interaction, preventing them from trading with you if they have generated enough world tension.
  • New Unit Models: Over 20 new unit models for Italy, Ethiopia, and Switzerland
  • New Plane Models: 67 new plane models
  • 12 New Music Tracks

Videos[edit | edit source]

Cinematic trailers[edit | edit source]

By Blood Alone: Announcement trailer. Explore a variety of alternate histories. New focus trees for Italy, Ethiopia and Switzerland open a number of possible paths. You'll also be able to design your own warplanes as you conquer the skies.

Video diaries[edit | edit source]

By Blood Alone: Feature Highlights #1. Join HoI4's developers as they detail the coming developments with the avalanche update, including the changes to Peace Conferences and Naval Combat as well as the reworks to the Air systems.

Developer diaries[edit | edit source]

Main article: Developer diaries

All developer diaries about the By Blood Alone expansion and patch 1.12 (aka Avalanche).

Patch 1.12 (Avalanche)
No. Title and Link Description Date
11 Developer Diary | Division Commanders & Unit Medals New field officers and awardable metals for divisions. 2022-08-10
10 Developer Diary | Plane Designer A look at the new plane designer. 2022-08-03
9 Developer Diary | Ethiopia #2 A look at the alternate history branches of the new Ethiopian focus tree. 2022-07-20
8 Developer Diary | Switzerland #2 A look at the alternate history branches of the new Swiss focus tree. 2022-07-12
7 Developer Diary | Italy #2 A look at the alternate history branches of the updated Italian focus tree. 2022-07-05
6 Developer Diary | Ethiopia #1 A look at the common and historical branches of the new Ethiopian focus tree. 2022-06-29
5 Developer Diary | Switzerland #1 A look at the historical branch of the new Swiss focus tree. 2022-06-22
4 Developer Diary | Italy #1 A look at the common and historical branches of the updated Italian focus tree. 2022-06-15
3 Naval Rebalance | Designer Corner Goals and implementation plans for naval rebalance. 2022-06-01
2 Air Changes | Developer Corner Open discussion for changes to Air management and combat. 2022-05-18
1 Designer Corner: Peace Conference Open discussion for changes to peace conferences. 2022-05-04

References[edit | edit source]