Hearts of Iron 4: Man the Guns release date set for later this month

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Paradox has announced the release date for Hearts of Iron 4 (opens in new tab): Man the Guns and it's set for release later this month on February 28.

Man the Guns (opens in new tab) will bring new depth to the naval side of the game with a host of new features for democratic powers including new alternate history paths, new research components for ship design, and governments in exile. You can check out the full list of the new features here (opens in new tab).

To coincide with the launch of the expansion, Paradox is also releasing a free major update which will include new naval aspects such as the training of pilots and sailors as well as the Fuel resource to give a more authentic experience.

Hearts of Iron 4 is a strategy game based in the World War 2 era and was initially released back in 2016. It's had a number of expansions in that time—you can see what we thought of the game in our Hearts of Iron 4 review (opens in new tab)

Hearts of Iron 4: Man the Guns is set for release on February 28. You can pre-order directly through the official website (opens in new tab) or via Steam (opens in new tab).

Sarah James
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Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.