Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris version 1.09 update now available, adds ‘Raid Dungeon Extreme,’ ‘Semi-Auto’ and ‘Lightplay’ modes, more

New features and adjustments.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris version 1.09 update

Bandai Namco has released the version 1.09 update for Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris, which adds Finish Arts to Wayfarer ReoNa, “Raid Dungeon Extreme,” “Semi-Auto Mode,” “Lightplay Mode,” and more.

Get the patch notes below.

New Additional Contents

  • Added Finish Arts to Wayfarer ReoNa.
  • Added “Raid Dungeon Extreme.”
  • Added “Semi-Auto Mode.”
    • This mode is for players who want to focus on the main story and play the game with simplified combat.
  • Added “Lightplay Mode.”
    • In this mode, the player can play through to the start of Chapter 2 while cruising through the story. This is for players who have seen the anime or read the books and want to reach the game-original content faster.
  • Added “Semi-Auto Mode” and “Lightplay Mode” in the options menu.
    • This mode can be switched ON / OFF during gameplay.
    • Lightplay Mode can be selected when starting a new game.
  • Added an option to skip battle in the Central Cathedral in Chapter 1.
    • This battle will be skipped automatically when Lightplay Mode is ON.
  • Added an option to adjust the speed of the cursor during Concentration.
  • Added an option to fix the camera position.
  • Added an option to reduce particle effects during battle.
  • Added an option to display details during battle.
  • Added an option to adjust text speed.
  • Added tutorials for the additional features.


  • System
    • Super Arts can now be triggered whenever the Arts Gauge is more than zero.
      • Only when Semi-auto mode is OFF.
    • Reduced the speed of Arts Gauge decreasing during Super Arts.
    • Reduced the amount of Arts Gauge needed to use Ally Skills.
    • Switched the Finish Arts and Super Arts buttons.
    • World Map can now be zoomed in and out with the d-pad.
    • Multiple items can now be selected when selling at a shop.
    • [Steam] Fixed the issue where the Bond Conversations end with the camera placed further than intended when playing in a certain resolution.
    • [Steam] Keyboard controls can now be selected.
  • Map
    • [Xbox One] Adjusted number of objects displayed on screen, and texture resolution.
  • Battle
    • Adjusted the battle difficulty of the Integrity Knights in Chapter 1.
    • The player will recover HP when succeeding in landing an Ally Skill.
    • Adjusted the movements when using an Ally Skill when enemy parts are targeted.
    • Adjusted the movements when using Renly’s certain sword skills.
    • Adjusted the particle effects when using the sword skill “Photon Eraser.”
    • Adjusted balance of certain sword skills.
    • Dual-wielding sword skill: Moment Bite, Bow sword skill: Fix Peer, Skill: At Wit’s End.
  • User Interface
    • Route Guidance can now be switched to guide the player to the pinned location, main quest or Sub quests.
    • Route Guidance will now have different colors based on the selected destination.
    • Pinned location = green, Sub quests = yellow, and main quest = blue.
  • Multiplayer
    • Players can now receive multiple CUBE tickets at once.
  • Other
    • Adjusted camera movements during battle.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is available now for for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

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