The World of Guns
A year has passed since SAO was cleared. Summoned by Kikuoka of the Virtual Division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Kazuto learns of a series of bizarre murders linked to the popular VR game, Gun Gale Online (GGO).
Showdown in the Wilderness
After witnessing Kirito's win in his first preliminary match, a man in a ragged cloak asks, "Are you the real deal?" This man, who sports a tattoo from Laughing Coffin, leaves Kirito with the words "Someday, I'll kill you" and vanishes.
Bullet of Bullets
Certain that both Death Gun and the man in the ragged cloak are competing in the BoB final, Kirito approaches Sinon beforehand about exchanging information, and begins to investigate the other players.
Kirito and the others take on Thrymr, but are unable to make much of a dent in his HP. Just then, their new ally Freyja raises her voice. She tells them that to defeat Thrymr, they will need her tribe's secret treasure, the Golden Hammer.
ALO issues an update, unlocking Floors 21 - 30 in New Aincrad. Asuna, who in the past lived with Kirito and Yui in a log cabin on Aincrad's 22nd floor, is hopeful that her dream of living there again will come true.
The Sleeping Knights
Yuuki asks Asuna to help the guild that she leads, the Sleeping Knights. For their own personal reasons, the guild plans to disband soon. In order to create a lasting memory for themselves, they will attempt a single-party boss raid.
The Monument of the Swordsmen
Asuna and the Sleeping Knights prepare to raid the 27th Floor Boss, but another guild specializing in boss raids is on to them. Just then, Kirito and Klein come to their aid and hold off the rival guild.
The End of the Journey
Several days have gone by since Yuuki vanished from Asuna's sight and stopped logging in to ALO. Asuna asks Siune why Yuuki disappeared. Rather than explaining in detail, Siune answers that "Yuuki probably doesn't want to see you again."
The Dream Begins
As a tester for the world's first medical Full-Dive device, the Medicuboid, Yuuki has been diving into virtual worlds from the hospital. Terminally ill and unable to leave her sterile hospital room, she longs to go to school one more time.