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Hearts of Iron 4 (HOI4) Update 1.11.4 Patch Notes (Barbarossa) – Dec. 14, 2021

Hearts of Iron IV update 1.11.4 is now available to download on PC. According to the official patch notes, the latest update added balancing, changes, and improvements. Apart from this, Hearts of Iron 4 patch 1.11.4 also includes stability and performance improvements.

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Recently, a big update was released with various bug fixes. Unfortunately, since the last update, many players were experiencing a number of issues when trying to play.

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What is new in HOI4 update Patch Notes (December 14, 2021)?

Balance
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– Reduced compliance gain bonuses in advisor and country leader traits from 0.1 to 0.05. Kamenev will now provide 0.02 compliance bonus as advisor, and 0.05 as country leader.
– Reduced weekly stability bonus and replaced weekly war support bonus by a flat one in Stalin’s traits.
– Slightly reduced weekly War Support and PP gain on Stalinist campaign. Reduced XP gain and Breakthrough bonus on For the Motherland campaign.
– Army and Navy Spirit cost adjusted down to 20/35/50 from 25/50/75. Air spirits now all cost 50 air experience.
– Naval bases now cost 5000 IC (from 3000), and incur an extra cost of 1000 per additional level.
– Air Supply mission fuel costs increased by 50%
– Increases hub Max Motorization cost to 80 trucks, from 50
– Democratic government type now confers a bonus of -25% political advisor cost. Several national spirits have been slightly tweaked down to accomodate the possibility of stacking this bonus.
– Several historically Allied countries now start with a small amount of Command Power in 1936 (ENG, USA, FRA, HOL)
– Relief of Command Army Spirit (democratic only) now reduces Military Advisor PP cost by 50% from 75%, but increases army experience gain factor by 25%
– Reduced Dozer Blade entrenchment bonus to 1, from 2
– Several Italian military advisors have had their traits upgraded, pp cost increased, and cp allocation decreased. This change will only be applied to new saves.

– Revert ” Democratic government type now confers a bonus of -25% political advisor cost. Several national spirits have been slightly tweaked down to accomodate the possibility of stacking this bonus.”

– Reduced Unternehmen Barbarossa modifier to 10% attack bonus from 15%
– Air supply now grants 0.2 supply per plane at 100% mission efficiency, from 1.2
– RK Ostland now releases on controlled territory, not just owned territory.
– AA gun 3 now medium weapon, Tanks are now a bit slower, heavys/sh are now more expensive
– Removed base equpment conversion modifier, removed conversion modifier from dispersed industry, increased conversion tech time
– Modernize Industry national focus (shared baltics) now grants 4 civilian factories, from 5
– Arms Industry National Focus (baltic shared) now grants 4 military factories, from 6
– Arm The Nation national focus (baltic shared) now grants 3 military factories, from 5
– Attract Workers to Capital national focus (baltic shared) now grants 2 civilian factories, from 3
– Defense of our Nation national focus (baltic shared) now grants an additional 10% civilian factory construction speed
– reduced CAS ground attack by 2 (approx 20% at tier 1, down to 10% at top tier)
– Tank gun techs have moved dates, added SA bonus for SPG

– Balance changes to consumer goods bonuses/penalties in the Soviet industrial branch: CG penalty from starting Second Five Year Plan spirit reduced from +10% to +5%. CG bonuses provided by Reorganize the PC of Heavy Industry and Fourth Five Year Plan reduced from -3% to -2%. CG bonus provided by Transformation of Nature reduced from -5% to -3%.

– Support tank variants now get -0.95 breakthrough
– Increase HA/SA of mutliple tank guns, reduced costs for medium modules, slight increase in medium base speeds
– Tank Destroyer brigades are now 2 width (down from 3)
– Updated templates for new TD combat width
– Removed AA gun component breakthrough modifiers since it is now handled by the battalion
– Heavy Tank Destroyer brigades now correctly reduce Breakthrough instead of increasing it
– Lowered ground attack values for CAS by 2 points

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# Stability & Performance
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– Fixed a modder CTD related to scripted mapmodes when accessing intel interfaces
– Fixed a corner case where AI defensive line generation would slow the game down to a crawl
– Fixed OOS caused by bombing buildings with railway guns present
– Assigning railway guns to armies will no longer induce a sudden drop in gamespeed performance
– Fixed clients sometimes crashing to desktop when host shutdowns in MP games
– Fixed 2 different OOS caused by joining/hosting an MP game after doing another playthrough
– Fixed CTD when loading mods with messed up adjacency errors

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# UI
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– Manually marking equipment variants as non-obsolete updates the alerts
– Fix hourly UI update Breaking transitions between officer corps windows
– Capital star icon updates when province changes controller
– Fix orders group UI not reflecting the motorization state of units after loading a save
– Some minor changes to low supply icons and alerts

– When selecting the role for a tank design, the stat modifiers of the associated battalion type are now displayed in the role tooltip. A breakdown of battalion, doctrine and tech modifiers for each stat are also displayed in the stats table tooltips.

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# AI
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– Fix AI rail upgrade issuing redundant upgrade commands
– RWG slightly afraid of provinces under attack
– Soviet Union will now aim to build a decent civilian factory base before switching to other priorities
– Railway guns should now have better positioning
– Removed obsolete Soviet AI strategies. Old AI strategy to antagonize Finland is now enabled by the appropriate focus.
– stop ENG from build too many civs
– fixed templates for ENG to prevent issues with tank design templates
– bump ai build prio on disconnected supply nodes
– Field strength training threshold also factors in divisions in training. This prevents AI fro stacking up a huge list of divisions that are all out of equipment.
– Fix various bugs with how AI checked manpower for exiled divisions in training
– Updated German templates to correctly use motorized
– Soviet should now not get stuck in a spiral of decision spending when they desperately needs manpower laws
– USA should no longer fail to produce a usable infantry template
– usa should now prioritize getting a m. tank design working faster
– soviet should now avoid justifying on targets where it can push its ultimatum
– AI is more conservative about implementing no_garrison law if resistance target will raise too much
– Impassable provinces will no longer be seen as land connections by the AI military strategists
– Japan slightly less keen to squash China while at war with USA
– Fixed template target widths for sov and ger AT divs, reduce ger at div to 1 line AT gun
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# Modding
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– Can now use decision as target for pp_spend_priority strategy to block spending completely on decisions
– Documentation has been updated to reflect Barbarossa changes
– Fix remove_ideas_with_trait so that it works with advisors too
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# Database
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– The Superior Warmachines focus in the Soviet tree is now available for players without NSB
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# Bugfix
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– Remove German claim on Katowice if Poland cedes Danzig as indicated in the Polish tooltip.
– Make sure there is no duplicate of user name in player_countries in save file. This avoids any confusion when determining if the country is human or AI controlled.
– The Japanese Torpedo Cruiser focus now displays the correct art when finished
– Added missing trigger to the Sabotage Behind Enemy Line focus
– Give Inter-War medium and heavy tank designs proper default names.
– When a character is added to a country and they are already in the retired character list, remove them from this list. also when setting character in scope, keep the country as well.
– Kurdish liberation unit spawned in Atlanta, should be Batman
– Fix to make Japan less likely to turn the Russian Provisional Government Fascist after making it a puppet through the Request Imperial Protection focus
– Allow field marshals to be assigned the advisor roles of generals
– when copying characters, copy also the flags attached to them
– Adjusted the changes in Party Popularity in the Portugese focus ‘The Return of Duarte’ so it matches the tooltip.
– Fix is_dynamic_country trigger that was not calling the right function
– Fixed incorrect image link in between the seas event
– When portraits are invalid, pick a random portrait for live version (keep using placeholder for debug)
– Replaced old tech speed bonus effect for doctrines in the generic focus Flexible Navy by the new doctrine cost reduction bonus effect.
– Fixed CTD that would sometimes occur in multiplayer when viewing air combat in a region as another player hot joins the game.
– AI less hesitant at reassigning divisions (fixes a bunch of bugs)
– Estonia and Latvia no longer get negative national spirits from NSB when not using the DLC
– Latvia now get the correct country leader when not using the No Step Back DLC
– Subject states can now create some of the formables in the Soviet Union
– Fixed wrong positioning of dynamic modifiers in the National Spirits tab when using the small version.
– Added loc for two non-MTG naval techs that may be granted to Soviets in their focus tree.

– Baltic focus Technology Sharing will no longer be bypassed to prevent Baltic countries to get stuck with 4 research slots. Baltic research sharing group will no longer be formed if it already exists.

– Trotsky will now enjoy an up-to-date trait for his Army Chief role in Mexico.
– Balance changes to Soviet national spirit Desperate Measures to prevent Soviets from insta-deploying divs while active (in combination with Mass Assault Doctrine)
– Implemented alternative tooltip in Soviet focus National Academies of Sciences for non-Soviet Soviets.
– Soviet generals with new portraits will now use the small version of their new portraits for their advisor roles.
– Baltic shared designers no longer appear in their lists without No Step Back
– When using auto design in the tank designer the resulting design will now always be valid.
– The Polish national focus “Expand the University of Warsaw” will now properly count owned factories.
– More stable AI behavior when a naval invasion fails
– AI will no longer try invading provinces outside target area
– Naval invasion arrow will point to the first targeted province instead of the last
– Single-character purges will now use the character list tooltip implemented for larger purges, so that their roles, traits and level are shown in the purge event tooltip.
– Remove preferred tactic if it becomes invalid
– When designing tanks the AI will not install more modules of the same category than is allowed, which will help the US among others to field tanks.

– Soviet focuses Improve the Stalin Line, Far East Fortification and Impregnable Forts will now require full control of at least one of the states in which forts will be built. Protect the White Sea-Baltic Canal focus requires full control of all the relevant states.

– Removed obsolete Soviet Alternate plan. Fixed Left Opposition plans never being selected on random.
– Manchukuo no longer becomes a Japanese Communist Puppet when the Japanese Civil War starts
– Focuses should no longer cancel a few hours before the Soviet Civil War starts
– Fixed tooltip in German focus Treaty with the USSR. Germany will now get armor tech bonus regardless of having researched basic medium tanks or not.
– Korea now controls provinces when released after Japanese surrender to China.
– AI no longer using trade to determine naval access
– For characters and parties, do not store the translated name, store the loc keys instead. This avoids OOS when 2 players use different langages.
– Zhang Xueling now has the correct portrait when promoted to advisor role
– Fixed issue where Estonia couldn’t start decisions for marching on Finland if Estonia started their fascist civil war while they were marching on an Estonian state.
– For most tank designs the AI will no longer install multiple smoke launchers, secondary turret, or additional machine gun.
– No more free Baltic trees after winning civil wars without NSB DLC
– Fixed insta-win/lose the Soviet Civil War if DLC No Step Back is not active and both sides in the civil war are communist.
– Fixed certain Soviet decisions with did not really cost the intended CP and PP
– If a trait for unit leader is already assigned, then do not consider it assignable. This fixes the alert being displayed when the player cannot actually assign new traits.
– British Malaya and Dutch East Indies now get the correct leaders from start
– Lithuania can no longer get Poland into a Personal Union without Lithuania being fully independent.
– Fixed the wrong Bulgarian deomcratic leader appearing with BftB
– Fixed missing portrait for mexican advisors Othón P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres and Antonio Cárdenas Rodríguez
– Danzig Decisions are now available without No Step Back
– Mexico Characters Dionisio Encina, Valentín Campa and Jesús Degollado Guízar now become party leaders when their respective events trigger.
– Fixed missing Spanish political advisors and one chief of army when LaR was not active.
– Fixed some decisions in Lithuania, Poland and Estonia where it was possible to start them without the required available civilian factories.
– Fixed several mismatches in the Tutorial texts in Portuguese and Polish.
– Beriya is not Stalin, therefore he can no longer access Stalin’s Cult of Personality.
– Fixed tooltip in Soviet focus Increase Aircraft Production. The player doesn’t need to know about the weird stuff that is going on behind the scenes.
– Fixed an issue where units could get stuck in exile
– Italy now starts with the appropriate focuses completed in the 1939 bookmark.
– Adding missing Loc for POL Danzig resistance modifier.
– Changing the name of a State Modifier in SOV so it doesn’t get the description from the decision with the same name and show an untranslated loc.
– added missing detailed description for supply mapmode.
– Trotsky can now be properly assassinated even when the player deactivates the News Events popup
– Communist China will now respect their decision to accept the tribute increasement for at least 90 days.
– Fixed monarchist decisions in Poland and Lithuania so they cannot make other countries into Personal Unions if they’re puppets of another country.
– Fixed wrong event being sent back to the Soviet Union resulting in Stalin refusing his own demands.
– Spain will no longer conspire against their Soviet overlord after losing their War of Independence.

– Adjusted the effect for the Sanation Right irritation so when it’s meant to increase over 4 and it’s AI Non-historical it just keeps the spirit but when it’s the player, a civil war starts.

– Changed the Dutch focus Wilhelminism so it bypasses when The Netherlands and Germany are in a faction and both have Non-Aligned Governments.
– Changing Neutrality and Fascism drift of Lithuanian advisor from positive to negative to make it match the historical character.
– Adjusting Soviet decision ‘The Enemy is Treacherous’ so it’s not visible when the player doesn’t have La Resistance.
– Added missing focus to the Polish historical AI plan. Danzig or War will now remove POL-LIT guarantee
– Adjusting the True Enemy event for the baltic countries so it places forts in the correct provinces.
– Fixed Kazim Orbay’s multiple problems.

– Fixed issue where Lithuania can continue boosting monarchist support in Poland even after they have a king. Other adjustments to these decisions.

– Changes to Romanian ideas so they transfer correctly when Poland triggers a civil war in Romania
– Made Vapsid Marches in Estonia and Finland not visible after they’re completed regardless of ideology. Also adjusted the balance of one of the Estonian marches
– Fix of dlc and non-dlc portraits from WTT for MAN and CHI
– The Montreux Convention event chain now allows and blocks the appropriate countries depending on the results of the events.
– Fix civil war effect posing messages without updating country names
– Fix various supply map/volunteer UI issues
– Poland now starts with embargoed economy in 1939 as they haven’t completed the focus to remove it yet
– Fix replacing template companies costing double
– Fix Government in Exile supply hubs not connecting to allied supply before they controled enough territory to be assigned a capital
– Fix building conversion double counting slot consumption while being built
– Made the Polish Decision Categories for dealing with the Peasant Strike, Sanation and Inviting Foreign Motors be available without No Step Back
– Leadership of the Axis now remains with the German Reich when civil war starts
– Fix AI not assigned requested units to naval invasion armies, which could leave them idle wherever they happened to be standing
– Fixed the Wilhelmina idea so it has the correct portrait.
– fixed an issue where French and Japanese Heavy tank chassis icons were in the wrong spot in the tech tree
– Adjusted the Iron Wolf appeasement decisions in Lithuania so it’s not as easy to get locked out of the rest of the branch.
– Puppeted Russia can now take Pacify the Rim focus even if they have sold Vladivostok, making it possible to progress to the independence war focus.
– Fix river supply connections sometimes getting absurd boosts to supply flow

– a number of triggers were broken due to translated character names not registering correctly. These have been fixed. This should only affect non-English players (Russian in particular).

– Removed condition from the Bring Old Trotskyists Back focus to stop players from sometimes getting locked out of the Permanent Revolution section of the Left Opposition focus tree.
– Improved AI weights for Prospecting decisions.
– Baltic AI will no longer reject Soviet ultimatum on historical due to a major country guaranteeing them.
– Added missing Soviet focuses to 1939 Bookmark
– Focuses and decisions will now work correctly when checking for a character that has a different name spelling in non-english
– Volunteers will no longer be lost when returning
– Russia can now properly form the Pan-slavic union
– The AI will no longer cheat and try to use Military Spirits if No Step Back is not enabled
– Fixed issue where exiled characters didn’t return after a successful coup
– Translate localization key for all character name, not just unit leaders
– In the tank designer, the top/default entry in the model selection list is now the expected one for super heavy, modern and amphibious chassis.
– The tank model displayed in the tech details view is now of the expected tech level.
– Comintern is now dissolved when starting the Soviet civil war
– Fix rare crash where logistics strike targetted consumer whose cached status was invalid
– Fix PREV (etc) keyword when it references a character.
– Super heavy and modern tank designs will now get a proper default icon when playing with NSB active.
– Missing glyphs for Turkish and Latvian names are now back. Also fixed non-breaking spaces showing up as ‘?’ in French and Russian translations.
– Units in naval transfer will no longer trigger ‘low supply’ theater alert
– Poland is no longer able to complete the April Constitution while being a puppet
– Fallback lines now work correctly for volunteers
– Yoshiko Kawashima uses correct picture when being a general when having the WTT dlc
– Fixed several issues with Soviet and Russian national spirits in the Russian civil war, such as spirits being added to the wrong side, not providing the intended modifiers or being duplicated.
– Fixed error spam about missing 3d assets for axis tanks
– Fixed issues in Poland and the Baltics where they could annex or puppet a player’s country without warning.
– Fixed exploit by adding another exploit
– Fixed create_country_leader where the created character would have a random name rather than the input one.

– With NSB active, equipment conversion is now possible between any tank designs based on the same chassis. It’s however not possible to convert tanks to self-propelled variants of a higher tech level as is possible with NSB inactive.

– Vehicles like tanks will now be able to draw and refuel during the invasion step while landing
– Fix calculation of num_units and num_battle_plans for unit leaders
– Fix for focuses being locked for Romanov branch.
– Added extra building slots to certain focuses providing factories or dockyards in the Polish, French and Soviet focus trees.
– Fixed Georgios Kosmidis not becoming the fascist leader in the appropriate Greek event.
– Controlling slovakia will now allow poland to bypass either of the Demand Slovakia focuses
– Cag night fighting acronym now correctly capitalized
– fix some allied supply issues
– Empire of Brazil will no longer embrace fascism.

– Democratic Germany focuses no longer invite foreign subjects to faction, causing subjects to lose subject status
– Corgis are not people with a mustache and a tie.
– Both Australian and New Zealand volunteers National Spirits will now reduce required world tension and required divisions to send volunteers.
– Improved triggers for Iberian Summit decisions.
– Fixed issue where Polish regent would be retired after capitulation.
– Dynamic Modifiers and Weather modifiers now apply to CAS ground attack stats
– Fixed news of an Anarchist uprising spreading, despite said uprising not having materialized. Anarchists should now no longer be all talk, no action.
– Fixed research exploit
– Corrected pre-SCW division counter values in the preparation phase, to properly reflect the reality of unit counts for each side once the SCW begins.
– Fixed an OOS when starting a MP game after returning to menu from another game
– Added back in the option to rename equipment variants of types lacking upgrades like Artillery and Convoys.
– Seek a Defensive Pact with Allies News event no longer has Stalin in it if he is no longer the leader of the Soviet union
– Naval spotting speed is no longer scaled by … naval base repair speed(?), and spotting speed bonuses no longer increase the speed at which you lose a fleet
– Fixed missing portraits in Baltics and Poland when playing without No Step Back enabled
– The first tank design for each specialized role can now be modified instead of automatically being saved as a new design.
– Improved AI weights in Lithuanian fascist characters (Voldemaras and Alantas) and added AI weights to Hungarian communist revolutionary (Laszlo Rajk) so that the AI prioritizes these characters when taking the relevant paths.
– Fixed capitulation progress requirement for Poland’s ‘Prepare for the Inevitable’ branch.
– Soviet ultimatum decisions will no longer be available if the target country is someone else’s subject.
– Fixed issue where some focuses would not lead to war with the right country if there was more than one Soviet Union or Stalinist Soviet Union didn’t exist.
– Fixed issue where Polish Focus ‘Demand Lithuania’ wouldn’t get bypassed when it should’ve
– Fixed one cause of CTD on starting nudger with bad map setup (primarily the case in certain map mods)
– Fixed scope where we use character scope only when needed, and country scope otherwise
– Fixed long party name (short party name was displayed)

– In civil war, when copying retired characters from target country to the revolter, skip characters that are actually active in the revolter country. Avoid having the character in a double state of active and retired at the same time, confusing most effects and triggers.

– Austria, Belgium and Switzerland now have correct scripted start stability again
– Fixed typo in focus Policy of Individual Security
– Lev Trotsky now returns to Soviet Union when completing Return Democracy to the Party.
– Fixed Placeholder loc in the tutorial in Polish and Portuguese.
– Fixed Command Power tooltip losing the names of advisors affecting it when reloading a savegame
– Fixed missing assets for german tanks DLC

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