Here are the ways I think you should be able to obtain Veteran status.
I am also listing ways that you are able to obtain it already. Forget about my idea about buying it with money.
- Buy the game when it needed to be purchased.
- VIP level 10.
- Play the game 350+ hours straight, which is about a week.
- Reach level 120.
- Reach 5,000,000 kills
Might list more.