It's 10 seconds after the gun is dropped, it's gone if no other player picks it up. It's stupid, I know. Then again if it didn't disappear that fast you can imagine that power weapons that would be floating around the map. Everyone would have one.
Wait. Personal ordnance already does that. --- My friends call me "hadouken", because I'm a down right fierce. GT: Lt KGB
I hate it too since I hate BTB but I love sniping on BTB. Once I get teamshotted. I spawn and run back only to find my Light rifle\DMR. I absolutely hate it. Past Halo games did have it better. --- Pray the day for another Jet Set Radio game, "Boondocks" season 4, and people to learn about good rappers EX: MFDOOM, Elzhi, Gangstarr, Substantial.