The Grizzled Veteran was awarded by Valve to the Team Fortress 2 community as part of their 119th Update Celebration, as well as the Primeval Warrior, Soldier of Fortune and Mercenary. It was given out to those who first played Team Fortress 2 from 00:00 October 10, 2007 (UTC) to 23:59 January 9, 2008 (UTC).
- The Grizzled Veteran was added to the game.
- Grizzled Veteran badges from before October 10th, 2007 were changed to Primeval Warrior badges.
- Badge hire dates now display the time in GMT.
- [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Grizzled Veteran.
- Name Tags can now be used on this medal.
- The Grizzled Veteran was originally given out to players who participated in the pre-game release beta-testing phase; however, these players were later awarded the Primeval Warrior medal instead.