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Affinity in SAO Alicization Lycoris: How Does it Work?

Do you want to know how to increase Affinity in Sword Art Online Alicization Lycoris? How does the heart to heart minigame work? Get your answers in this guide.

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris has a lot of things you can do – you can customize a character, you can unlock multiplayer mode and you can also add some romance in your life. To put it simply, you can play a heart to heart minigame to take a companion of yours to bed. For this purpose, you will have to increase affinity in SAO Alicization Lycoris but how do you do that? Don’t worry, we will explain everything in this guide.

How to Increase Affinity in SAO Alicization Lycoris


The first thing you should do is complete the Chapter 1 of SAO Alicization Lycoris. When you do that, you will be able to start bonding with your companion. You can increase your relationship level with your selected partner by having heart to heart conversations with them. When you choose your partner, you need to visit the location marked with hearts with them to begin your romantic conversation. This is where the spot will be located:


How to Play Heart to Heart Minigame?


Here are the things you need to keep in mind while playing the heart to Heart mini game.

Your task in this minigame is to increase the affinity in SAO Alicization Lycoris to 100% (Rival status). This will be shown inside the heart that is beating on the left side, along with the character traits. You also need to keep an eye on the right side which will show your partner’s mood status. If you keep communicating well with your partner, their mood status will increase and so will your affinity points.

At the bottom, you will see dialogue choices and a timer that keeps lowering. Now, you must be wondering how to play the Heart to Heart game in Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris. Basically you have to focus on the beating heart. When it is at its biggest, you have to choose a dialogue option from below immediately. This is all about timing.


Keep doing this right and you will reach level 2 and then level 3. Continue the same process to reach level 4. You will be notified that you have formed a relationship. You will be able to get more options of dialogue as you keep leveling up (and you can zoom in with the right stick). The dialogue options get more and more ‘touchy feely’ as you progress.

When you reach at least rank 4 mood status and get the 100% affinity in SAO Alicization Lycoris, you can now proceed to the bed scene where you will play another one of this heart to heart game. But before that, you have to pick up your partner and enter Kirito’s tent. Don’t forget this – it’s crucial. Simply look towards them and embrace them to lovingly pick them up. Then, enter the tent and ‘share a bed’ with them.

At this point, you can have more such flirty conversations with your partner while you are in bed. There are plenty of trophies associated with increasing affinity in SAO Alicization Lycoris with different characters, so if you have your eye on all of the trophies, these are the steps you should follow. And for more SAO Alicization Lycoris tips, check out our other guides on GamerTweak.