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 gold, rectangular medal with the current class's emblem worn on their chest.

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

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 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.


See also