Grizzled Veteran

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I did three goddamn tours of duty overseas, and I wasn't even asked!
The Soldier on his legendary accomplishments

The Grizzled Veteran is a cosmetic item for all classes. It is a rectangular gold medal with the emblem of the class worn on the character's chest.

The item's description was written by SappinMySentry for the Hat Describing Contest.

This item was awarded to players who first played Team Fortress 2 from 00:00 October 10, 2007 (UTC) to 23:59 January 9, 2008 (UTC).

Update history

April 29, 2010 Patch (119th Update)

  • The Grizzled Veteran was added to the game.

May 5, 2010 Patch

  • Grizzled Veteran badges from before October 10th, 2007 were changed to Primeval Warrior badges.

May 7, 2010 Patch

  • Badge hire dates now display the time in GMT.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Grizzled Veteran.

November 19, 2010 Patch


  • The Grizzled Veteran was originally also given out to players who participated in the pre-game release beta-testing phase. These medals were later converted into the Primeval Warrior medals.


See also