So, you want to know about the new Hearts of Iron 4 meta? With the release of Hearts of Iron IV’s No Step Back expansion, the WW2 strategy game has changed in several significant ways, and we’re not just talking about HOI4 supply. One of the stated goals of the free 1.11 patch that accompanied it is to shake up the grand strategy game’s previous – stale – meta of specific division templates and combat widths.
It’s safe to say that things have changed, that’s for sure. Whether this new meta will get as stale as the old one remains to be seen, but early indications suggest that there are more viable options now, especially with the new supply system making larger divisions less useable than they used to be.
If you’re a veteran looking for the topline on what’s new, or a new player trying to understand the conversation and whatever the hell a 40/20 is, we hope this guide will help you get up to speed on the Hearts on Iron IV No Step Back meta.