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Multiplayer will never be realistic or even sensical, to some extent. The game has to be fair above all else. Stuff you can get away with in singleplayer and more casual modes like captain just won't fly in TDM or Skirmish, and picking up weapons without restriction is one of them. You also have to consider what kind of gameplay that promotes: how would the game function competitively if the best option is to wait for teammates to die and then loot them?