In-Game Description
A common, versatile, military-grade assault rifle. Accurate when fired in burst shots, and deadly when fired on full auto. The Avenger is effective at penetrating shields, armor and biotic barriers. The modular design and inexpensive components of the Avenger make it a favorite of military groups and mercenaries alike. The Avenger has a reputation for being tough, reliable, easy to use, and easy to upgrade.
Manufactured by the Elkoss Combine.
The M-8 Avenger is acquired during the mission to Freedom's Progress. It is the default Assault Rifle for the Soldier class. It is possible for other classes to use the M-8 if they select the Assault Rifle Specialization during the Collector Cruiser mission.
 Squad Member Usage
The following squad members may use the M-8 Avenger:
|M-3 Predator • M-6 Carnifex|
|M-4 Shuriken • M-9 Tempest • M-12 Locust|
|M-23 Katana • M-27 Scimitar • M-300 Claymore • M-22 Eviscerator|
|M-92 Mantis • M-97 Viper • M-98 Widow • M-29 Incisor|
|M-8 Avenger • M-15 Vindicator • M-76 Revenant • Geth Pulse Rifle • Collector's Assault Rifle|
| M-100 Grenade Launcher • ML-77 Missile Launcher • M-622 Avalanche • M-920 Cain|
Collector Particle Beam • M-490 Blackstorm • M-451 Firestorm