Ver1.20 Patch Notes

December 18, 2020

Dear Sword Art Online fans,

Thank you for playing SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris.

The latest patch “Ver1.20” has been released to fix major / minor bugs and improve overall gameplay. Please see below for details.

New Additional Contents

  • Added free additional story update part #1 “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods”
    *This quest can be accepted after completing the main guest
  • Added “Mutated Beast” Quests
    *This quest can be accepted after completing the “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods”. Interacting with the monument allows the player to accept Raid Dungeon quests, located in North Centoria


  • Fixed the marker of the main quest temporarily disappearing during quests
  • Fixed the location of the Calamity Plants not immediately reflected on the mini-map when the main quest "The Three Keys" is in progress

Online Multiplayer

  • Fixed the “Super Arts” and the “STUN gauge” not synchronizing properly during multiplayer mode
  • Fixed the issue where unplugging the LAN cable while in the main menu may cause the player to be unable to proceed
  • Fixed the battle unintentionally resetting on certain occasions during multiplayer mode


  • Fixed the effect of the personal arts code "Sturdy Body" not properly reflected on the status screen
  • Fixed certain enemies not spawning while using the Anima “Cautious”
  • Fixed the issue where the accuracy rate for enemies above Lv100 was applied to enemies below Lv100
  • Fixed Tiese’s sub episode being unable to proceed on certain occasions


  • Increased the level cap of the playable characters from 50 to 70
    *The level cap will be upgradable after completing “Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods”
  • Increased the level of weapons from 5 to 10
  • Changed the upper limit of the damage count from "999,999" to "99,999,999"
  • Fixed the descriptions of the battle skills, passive skills and add-ons listed below not matching the actual buff/debuff effects
    • Battle skills: Warrior of the Gods+, Echoes of Madness+
    • Passive skills: Rain Incarnation, Guardian's Stigmata, Mythic of Lurking, Mythic of Carnage, Blade Incarnation, Mythic of Ascension, Bloodblossom Stigmata, Binary Star Sword God
    • Add-on: Sage's Stigmata
  • Fixed the Battle skill “Liberation+” and “Falcon Fist+” not properly activating on certain occasions


  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues

Upcoming Updates


  • Details of Ancient Apostles: The Reaper of the Woods
    • Kirito and Sinon must explore the haunted woods 
    • Defeat the Boss named Fatal Scythe to obtain a new costume and weapon for Sinon
    • Reaper of the Woods visual
Haunted ForestFatal Scythe


  • Other additional contents
    • Mutated Beast Quests – By defeating the boss, you will obtain items to upgrade your equipment.
    • Level cap increase from 50 to 70
Mutated BeastMutated Beast
  • Upcoming updates
    • Ancient Apostles: The Knights of Contradictions story – Tiese receives a letter from her uncle. In the letter, he shares information that will help the human army. Thus, the group sets out to see him.
    • Tiese 3D visual
    • SAOAL Update Milestone
    • CUBE VOL.2 – Vol. 2 coming in patch Ver.1.20!
    • Daily quest, game balance adjustment, level cap increase
    • Ancient Apostles series – New story will be added every 1-1.5 months
    • Mutated Beast Quests – A quest where you can obtain items to upgrade your equipment. The harder the quest, the higher the chance of obtaining upgrade items.
    • SAO Game series original playable heroines – planned to be added before the release of DLC #1. Stay tuned for more info!

Thank you again for your continued support, patience, and feedback.


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