If you have spent time with Metal Gear Solid then you should be very familiar with the concept of this patch. Basically… you sneak around and if someone catches you then this icon appears and you are straight up fucked. They didn’t spell out FUCKED in the game but we read between the lines with Rebound Design Lab and knew what they meant when they typed “Alert.” Also changed was the Kanji, which helps to reiterate how fucked you are as it translates to “you’re fucked” or “you’re screwed.” Each patch comes with the following:
- (1) Morale Patch
- (1) Sticker
- (1) Numbered Card
The Black & Red patches come with a Black & Clear sticker while the Black & Glow in the Dark patches arrive with a White & Clear sticker. These patches are Limited Edition with only 100 of the Black/Red and 100 of the Black/GITD made.
How does this relate to rucking & GORUCK? If you take a breather (or try and cheat the event) and the Cadre catches you then you immediately are in the Alert aka FUCKED zone. Might as well wear the patch because they’ll be going after you!