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The ACS-12 Judge is a Shotgun that is a primary weapon in Valorant.

Summary

The Judge is the most expensive shotgun in the game at 1850 credits. It shoots 12 bullets with high falloff like other shotguns. At 10 or fewer meters, 9 pellets are needed to oneshot an armored agent. Pellets that hit the head deal double damage and pellets that hit the legs deal 5/6 damage.

While it does less damage per bullet than the Bucky, it makes up for it with its significantly reduced spread and higher fire rate making the gun much more forgiving. Crouching reduces the spread much more with the Judge than it does with the Bucky.

Minimum Kill Time

Per Fire

Effective Health Minimum kill time
100 - 150 Health Instantaneous

Per Pellet

Effective Health Minimum kill time
100 Health 0.57 seconds
125 Health 0.86 seconds
150 Health 1.14 seconds

Damage Traits

Average damage drop-off rate: 40% (Medium)

Head to leg damage ratio: 243% (Very Low)

Update History

v3.0
  • Price increased 1600 >>> 1850
  • Damage falloff at 10m reduced from 13 >>> 10 per pellet
  • Damage falloff at 15m reduced from 10 >>> 7 per pellet

v1.07

  • Shotgun Update
    • When getting headshot by a shotgun, the aimpunch will be lower than all the other weapons
    • Hitting an enemy past 10 meters will apply a different tagging value to them instead of the standard tagging
      • New tagging: 30% slow for .5s on a smooth curve going back to normal speed
  • Price increased 1500 >>> 1600 credits

v1.06

  • Spread penalty when in air increased .5 >>> 1.25

Skins

Image Edition Collection Source Cost/Unlock Upgrades Variants
Celestial Judge.png Premium-edition-icon.png Celestial Store Valorant Points 1775
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Convex Judge.png Select-edition-icon.png Convex Store Valorant Points 875
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DOT EXE Judge.png
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DOT EXE EP. 01 Act 1 Battle Pass Tier 40
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Elderflame Judge.png Ultra-edition-icon.png Elderflame Store Valorant Points 2475 VFX
Animation
Finisher
Red
Blue
Dark
Glitchpop Judge.png Exclusive-edition-icon.png Glitchpop Store Valorant Points 2175 VFX
Finisher
Blue
Red
Gold
Jigsaw Judge.png
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Jigsaw EP. 03 Act 1 Battle Pass Tier 15
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<Skye
Astra
Yoru
Luxe Judge.png Select-edition-icon.png Luxe Store Valorant Points 875
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Outpost Judge.png
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Outpost EP. 02 Act 1 Battle Pass Tier 20
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Polyfox Judge.png
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Polyfox EP. 01 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 10
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Prism III Judge.png
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Prism III EP. 02 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 05
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Pink
Green
Purple
Rush Judge.png Select-edition-icon.png Rush Store Valorant Points 875
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Sensation Judge.png Select-edition-icon.png Sensation Store Valorant Points 875
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Serenity Judge.png
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Serenity EP. 01 Act 3 Battle Pass Tier 15
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Smite Judge.png Select-edition-icon.png Smite Store Valorant Points 875
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Varnish Judge.png
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Varnish EP. 03 Act 2 Battle Pass Tier 15
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Trivia

  • The Judge's design seems to be based on the Fostech Origin-12.
  • Despite the Operator's and the Odin's heavy physical appearance, the Bucky and Judge are the weapons slowest to run with.
  • The Judge is one of three weapons to not have a Deluxe-edition-icon.png Deluxe Edition skin, the other two being the Guardian and the Odin
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