As far as "spawn killing" goes, you need to use smoke or go out a different way. There are usually several options and they aren't all watched. At some point you have to be able to be killed and no matter where that point is someone will be waiting to kill You.
The scope bug can be fixed by looking up and tapping escape until it corrects itself. Annoying, but it works.
@chaton He's talking about only being able to play with a team of 8 friends. If it's 14 vs 14 then you should be able to fill the whole 14 team. Like the op said you can't even fill all the special roles so 8 makes absolutely no sense.
Why put the cap at 8?
You guys need to do something about map rotation. We're constantly playing the same map 2-3 times in a row. I'm guessing this happens because we get moved to different servers instead of staying on the same one. Not sure, but I know it's annoying.
There is no such thing as spawn killing in this game. You are protected when you spawn. When leave spawn you have to make choices based on past experience. There are always different paths to take and smoke to give safe passage.
No matter what, at some point you are going to be able to be shot and there are going to be people waiting to shoot you. Does it really matter if this happens at 20 steps out of spawn or 100? If you run out without thinking everytime and get repeatedly killed its your fault.