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closed as off topic by badp Apr 4 '12 at 21:59

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While this is certainly a valid and interesting question that you might want to send the TF2 developers' way I'd personally love to see answered - we as a website do not deal with questions about why games are the way they are. :) – badp Apr 4 '12 at 22:00
Probably because the Sniper already gets one of the only ranged weapons, wouldn't want to overpower him. – Ben Brocka Apr 4 '12 at 22:23
Sniper is already OP.. – jli May 29 '12 at 19:45