A 12 months after escaping Sword Art Online, Kazuto Kirigaya has been settling again into the actual world. However, his peace is short-lived as a brand new incident happens in a sport known as Gun Gale Online, the place a participant by the identify of Death Gun seems to be killing individuals in the actual world by taking pictures them in-game. Approached by officers to help in investigating the murders, Kazuto assumes his persona of Kirito as soon as once more and logs into Gun Gale Online, intent on stopping the killer. Once inside, Kirito meets Sinon, a extremely expert sniper troubled by a traumatic previous. She is quickly dragged in his chase after Death Gun, and collectively they enter the Bullet of Bullets, a match the place their goal is bound to look to cease him earlier than he has the prospect to assert one other life. Not all the things goes easily, nonetheless, as scars from the previous impede their progress. In a high-stakes sport the place the subsequent sufferer might simply be certainly one of them, Kirito places his life on the road within the digital world as soon as extra.