HOI4 Subscription

One of the greatest things for new HOI4 players is a subscription. You can use this method of purchase if you are a new player and want to discover everything HOI4 has to offer. In today’s article, I will look at it in details and answer the question of whether to buy it or not.

HOI4 subscription costs

First of all, we must start with subscription costs. A HOI4 subscription costs $4,99 or €4,99 and by purchasing it, you will get all the things HOI4 has to offer. So you can try the full game without paying full price.

How much does the subscription cost and how to select it?

More detailed information can be found in the table below, which shows the price per month. Optically, it might be better to pay more months. However, don’t buy this subscription right now. There may be better ways for you to play the full version of HOI4.

MonthsPrice in $ ( / month )Price in ( / month )% sale
1 month$4,99 ( $4,99 )4,99 ( 4,99 )
3 months$13,99 ($4,66)13,99€ ( 4,66 )-7%
6 months$26,99 ($4,49)26,99€ ( 4,49 )-10%
Subscription comparison per tier levels

Yearly cost of full HOI4 is from $53,88 (2x 6 months) to $59,88 (12 x 1 months), but you must pay this price every year if you want to play. This may seem “ok” but we must be aware of the other side too and that’s the full price…

Costs of the full version HOI4 with all DLCs

The full price for HOI4 with all its DLCs is around $190 and with a 10% discount it will set you back $171. The important thing I have to say is that Paradox or Steam do sales several times a year, and in that time we could meet discounts around 80%.

So this full bundle won’t cost full price. So if you are lucky you could buy this bundle around $38 and have everything from HOI4 in jour library endless time. However, you have to be lucky and wait for these sales.

Use your HOI4 subscription the right way for you

Before you start paying full price for HOI4, you need to ask yourself how much time you want to spend playing HOI4. Players are usually divided into two groups. One type are players who don’t find the grand strategy “to their taste” and probably end up with around 50 – 100 hours. They’ve understood all the essentials and do not want to explore the game any further. A subscription model would be better for this type of players.

If StrateGGames is just one part of your journey and you like to spend hours figuring out how to conquer the world on your own, then it would be better for you to buy the full game at a discount.

But there is also a “hybrid mode”. If you don’t know what type of player you are, you can buy a subscription for a few months and try your taste. If you like the game, you can wait for sales and buy the full game.

How long will Hearts of Iron 5 be here?

The big question is when Paradox will announce Hearts of Iron 5. For now, we don’t have information if/when there will be another version. However, Paradox still cares about the game (it got another DLC in 2022). HOI4 came out in 2016, so we can expect it to be in our library for years to come, receiving love and care.

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