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).
- 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 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.