Kirito believes that Death Gun will be under the guise of an alias and use the tournament to stage another murder. Sinon later explains to Kirito the rules and regulations of the battle royale round of the BoB, and she says that there are three players other than him out of thirty players who have not participated in the previous tournaments. Kirito indirectly confides in Sinon about his reason for entering the tournament. During the battle royale, Sinon decides to target Dyne as well as Pale Rider, one of the first-time tournament players. When Sinon prepares to snipe Dyne near a bridge, Kirito stops her and tells her to watch the duel between Dyne and Pale Rider. Kirito and Sinon witness as Pale Rider uses his acrobatic skills to defeat Dyne, but Pale Rider is suddenly shot with a silenced stun bullet. Death Gun reveals himself at the bridge and prepares to finish off Pale Rider. However, Kirito urges Sinon to shoot Death Gun before Death Gun shoots Pale Rider.