This article is about the version in TLS:UC. For other versions, see XM8 (TLS:DZ). For the LMG variant in TLS:DZ, see XM8 Light Machine Gun or XM8-LMG Mk II. For an overview, see XM8 (overview).
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Real Life Name

Heckler & Koch XM8

Damage Lvl


Fire Mode



5.56 mm


5 (Damaged)
13 (Military)
9 (Suppressed)




3 (Damaged)
6.5 (Scoped/Spec Ops)
5.5 (Custom Stock)


6 (Spec Ops/Suppressed)

Magazine Size

45 (Extended Magazine)
39 (Military)


6.5 lbs
3 lbs (Lightened)

The XM8 is an assault rifle featured in The Last Stand: Union City.

Description[edit | edit source]

Fully automatic carbine assault rifle.

Background[edit | edit source]

See overview page.

How to obtain[edit | edit source]

Tactics[edit | edit source]

Other than its lighter weight and unique appearance, not much distinguishes the XM8 from the game's other 5.56 mm assault rifles. Players may thus find the rifle's scarcity unwarranted, though it is still worth keeping should one be found. This weapon's largest advantage over other assault rifles is probably its balanced characteristics.

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Good Damage
  • Accurate
  • Reloads Quickly
  • Fully-Automatic
  • Light Weight (lightest of all assault rifles)

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Very Rare

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Two HERC troopers on Union Island are armed with the Normal variant.
  • The one rewarded to the player upon completion of the Explosive Components quest was said to be taken from a HERC trooper by Jack.
    • Jack also claims the XM8 is not as reliable as his personal AK47; in reality, the XM8 has been demonstrated to suffer very few failures in reliability tests. However, Jack may have been referring to that particular XM8, or is simply biased towards his own weapon of choice.

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Audio[edit | edit source]

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One shot from the XM8
Three consecutive shots from the XM8
XM8 reloading
All rounds being fired, plus reload sound
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