Solo Leveling had its series premiere this month and its fourth episode will be released this weekend. The series introduced Sung Jinwoo, a monster hunter, who experiences an awakening in his powers after his encounter with a double dungeon.
In the previous episode, Sung wakes up healed and he discovers he has gained a player screen which allows him to power up as he completes certain quests. The next episode will continue Sung's expedition in the instance dungeon as he attempts to defeat the steel-fanged Lycan.
Solo Leveling episode 4 is titled "I've Gotta Get Stronger" and is scheduled to be released on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, at 6:00 pm Japanese Standard Time (JST) and will be simulcast on Crunchyroll in the United States. The episode will also be available in the U.S. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024.
The new episode of Solo Leveling will be released in the following time zones found below:
- 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time
- 9:00 a.m. Central Time
- 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time Zone
- 4:00 p.m. in the UK
- 8:30 pm India Standard Time
- 12:30 a.m. in Australia
Solo Leveling episode 3 recap
In the previous episode, Sung Jinwoo is about to be sacrificed when a player appears before him. The show then cuts to him waking up in a hospital bed. His injuries have healed and his limbs are intact. The hunter association surveillance team manager Woo and Kang enter the room to inform Sung that he has been unconscious for three days. The hunter group leader has lost his arm and may be forced to retire, while Joohee is psychologically traumatized and is undergoing treatment.
Sung learns that the White Tiger Guild went to the temple to save the group but only found Sung lying on the ground with no temple around. Woo then questions if Sung Jinwoo has experienced a second awakening and they measure his mana to gauge any changes. Sung's mana levels are revealed to be the same and Woo and Kang leave the room.
Jinah, Sung's sister, then enters the room and is concerned for Sung's safety as he consistently returns from missions with injuries. Sung then questions his sister, asking if she can see the player screen in front of Sung. He realizes she can't see the screen either and that the screen resembles terms from video games.
The screen shows several notifications to Sung about the player development system and that failing to comply with the goals will result in penalties. The system also sends him rewards and notifies him of a strength training quest. Woo informed the chairman that Sung did not have a second awakening and that they would keep the case open for further investigation.
Gates continue to appear around the city and Sung fails to complete his training quest and his penalty is put into effect. He is teleported to a desert with a monster and he is tasked with surviving the monster for four hours. He evades the creature at the last second, completes the penalty, and is given a reward.
Joohee is still rehabilitating from the mission and she decides to visit Sung at the hospital. She then learns that Sung has begun exercising in order to get into shape as a hunter. Sung is completing his daily quest to increase his strength through the player system. Rewards include healing, ability points, and loot boxes. He then receives an instance dungeon key.
In a flashback, we learn that Sung's mom developed a final rest disease because she was exposed to Mana for a period of time. This caused Sung to take odd jobs until he discovered he was qualified to be a hunter. His lack of strength resulted in contempt from his coworkers and Sung then decides to use the instance dungeon key.
He then enters a dungeon in a train station and learns that he has to either defeat the boss or use a teleportation stone. He encounters goblins and defeats them until he encounters a Steel-fanged Lycan. The episode ends with the creature lunging at Sung leaving us to wonder what will happen next.