SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 2.0.1)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris on Nintendo Switch (originally released on September 29th 2022 in Japan, and September 30th 2022 in Europe and North America)!

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SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 2.0.1

  • Release date: January 15th 2023 (North America) / January 16th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
New Additional Contents 
  • Increased the level cap of playable characters from 100 to 110.
    *The new level cap will be upgradable after updating the game to Ver. 2.0.1.
  • Increased the level of weapons from 25 to 30.
    *In order to level up, the player must complete the Mutated Beast Quest to obtain the required resources.
  • Increased the level cap of the SYSTEM CONTROL AUTHORITY level from 50 to 110.
    *The level cap will be upgradable after updating the game to Ver. 2.0.1
  • Added new costumes and avatar parts.
    *Costumes will be automatically added to the character creation and visualize attire after updating the game to Ver. 2.0.1. 

    • Added avatar parts and costumes of “Mito” from Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night 
    • Added avatar parts and costumes of “Alphen” and “Shionne” from Tales of Arise
  • Added new weapons in “Memory Exchange”
  • Added new feature; “Gear Synthesis” 
    • Using the “Memory Coin” allows players to transfer the Enhance level of one equipment to another. 
      *Equipment that has an Enhance level below +5 cannot be used in the Gear Synthesis. 
      *Unique equipment such as the “Night-Sky Blade” cannot be used as resources for the Gear Synthesis. 
      *Equipment that has been used as material for Gear Synthesis will be consumed and lost. 
      *After completing the free additional story update part #4 “Ancient Apostles”: The Blue-Eyed Demon”, players can access Memory Exchange from the raid dungeon access points. 
  • Added the Mutated Beast Quest Lv300 in each empire
  • Added Evolved Raid Bosses 
    *Once the existing raid bosses reaches Lv200, they will evolve. Evolved Raid Bosses have different looks and attacks. Defeating these more powerful Raid Bosses will grant even grander rewards to the players.
  • Added new Equipment
  • The number of Incarnation Shards required to enhance equipment has been reduced 
  • The number of Incarnation Shards required to reach the “+25” enhancement has been reduced 
Battle 
  • The limit on the number of days players can participate in the Mutated Beast Quest and the Memory Arena has been removed. Players will be able to challenge the quests of each content at any time.
    *Internet connection is required in order to challenge these quests.
  • Changed the max level for below quests; 
    • Raid Quest Reaper Reborn: Changed the max level from 200 to 400 
    • Raid Quests Knight Reborn, King Reborn, Demon Reborn: Changed the max level from 199 to 400
  • Increased overall Sacred Art Power
  • Activating an attack by Sacred Arts after a sword skill while the target is available for chain will now trigger a “Sacred Art Chain Burst”
  • Adjusted the Spear sword skill as below: 
    • Decreased the Attack level of Double Helix from 6 to 5 
    • Decreased the active debuff time of Dimension Stampede for from 15 seconds to 10 seconds 
System 
  • Characters “Strea” and “Philia” can now use the Visualize Attire 
  • Adjusted the ACC against enemies of a higher level than the player during battle. 
  • Adjusted the learning rate of unlearned personal arts codes so that they no longer decrease when they are replaced 
  • Added new item drop specifications 
  • Defeating enemies added from Ver. 2.0.1 will have a chance to drop accessories
    *Certain accessories are not eligible. 
  • Changed Combat Skills and Passive Skills for certain weapons and accessories 
  • Changed the skill granted to the bracelet accessory “XT Charm Bangle” from the Passive Skill: Enlightenment+ to the Passive Skill: Abandonment. 
Other 
  • Fixed other minor bugs and issues. 

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.0.4

  • Release date: October 25th 2022 (North America) / October 26th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed a display issue in the SAO Shop.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Improved stability.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: October 11th 2022 (North America) / October 12th 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed minor bugs.
  • Improved stability.

SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: October 2nd 2022 (North America) / October 3rd 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed minor bugs.

How to download updates for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;

OR

  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.

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