The item has two different styles, named "Stylin'" and "Indifferent". Both remove the Scout's default hat and the headset's strap. "Stylin'" has the Scout's hair spiked upwards, while "Indifferent" has his hair matted down and removes the headset entirely.
The Front Runner was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
- The Front Runner has been added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Added the Front Runner to the item drop system and can now be uncrated with Unusual quality.
- [Undocumented] Lowered the price of the Front Runner in the Mann Co. Store.
- A race's front-runner is the person in the lead.
- The item's description is a reference to the Elton John song Candle in the Wind.
- The styles for the item in-game were originally called the 'Fuk'n A!' and 'Nah,Bro'.
- After its original conception, The Front Runner was incorporated as part the custom Scout skin for the Source modification Parkour Fortress shortly before being added to the game.