Semi-Annual Report
For the Six Months Ended
February 29, 2024
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January (FJAN)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January (DJAN)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February (FFEB)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February (DFEB)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - March (FMAR)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - March (DMAR)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - April (FAPR)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - April (DAPR)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May (FMAY)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - May (DMAY)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June (FJUN)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June (DJUN)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - July (FJUL)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - July (DJUL)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August (FAUG)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August (DAUG)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - September (FSEP)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - September (DSEP)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - October (FOCT)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - October (DOCT)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November (FNOV)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November (DNOV)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - December (FDEC)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - December (DDEC)
FT Vest Buffered Allocation Defensive ETF (BUFT)
FT Vest Buffered Allocation Growth ETF (BUFG)

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Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This report contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the goals, beliefs, plans or current expectations of First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust” or the “Advisor”) and/or Vest Financial LLC (“Vest” or the “Sub-Advisor”) and their respective representatives, taking into account the information currently available to them. Forward-looking statements include all statements that do not relate solely to current or historical fact. For example, forward-looking statements include the use of words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “believe,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “would” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the series of First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII (the “Trust”) described in this report (each such series is referred to as a “Fund” and collectively, as the “Funds”) to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. When evaluating the information included in this report, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the judgment of the Advisor and/or Sub- Advisor and their respective representatives only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events and circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
Performance and Risk Disclosure
There is no assurance that any Fund described in this report will achieve its investment objective. Each Fund is subject to market risk, which is the possibility that the market values of securities owned by the Fund will decline and that the value of the Fund’s shares may therefore be less than what you paid for them. Accordingly, you can lose money by investing in a Fund. See “Risk Considerations” in the Additional Information section of this report for a discussion of certain other risks of investing in the Funds.
Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and current performance may be lower or higher than the figures shown. For the most recent month-end performance figures, please visit www.ftportfolios.com or speak with your financial advisor. Investment returns, net asset value and share price will fluctuate and Fund shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
The Advisor may also periodically provide additional information on Fund performance on each Fund’s webpage at www.ftportfolios.com.
How to Read This Report
This report contains information that may help you evaluate your investment. It includes details about each Fund and presents data and analysis that provide insight into each Fund’s performance and investment approach.
The statistical information that follows may help you understand each Fund’s performance compared to that of a relevant market benchmark.
It is important to keep in mind that the opinions expressed by personnel of the Advisor and/or Sub-Advisor are just that: informed opinions. They should not be considered to be promises or advice. The opinions, like the statistics, cover the period through the date on the cover of this report. The material risks of investing in each Fund are spelled out in the prospectus, statement of additional information, and other Fund regulatory filings.
Page 1

Shareholder Letter
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII
Semi-Annual Letter from the Chairman and CEO
February 29, 2024
Dear Shareholders,
First Trust is pleased to provide you with the semi-annual report for certain series of the First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII (the “Funds”), which contains detailed information about the Funds for the six-month period ended February 29, 2024.
As many investors are likely aware, the S&P 500® Index (the “Index”) closed at a record 4,839.81 on January 19, 2024, besting its previous record close of 4,796.56 set on January 3, 2022. January’s all-time high was just the beginning in what has been a deluge of record-topping closes for the Index. Notably, the Index marked its 14th record-high of the year on February 29, 2024, closing at 5,096.27. The U.S. fixed income markets also rallied over the past several months. The yield on the 10-Year Treasury Note (“T-Note”) stood at 4.25% at the end of February 2024, down 74 basis points (“bps”) from its most-recent peak of 4.99% on October 19, 2023. As bond prices typically move in the opposite direction of yields, the decline in the 10-Year T-Note’s yield is reflective of substantial price movement in the asset. For comparison, the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index enjoyed a total return of 7.44% over the same time frame.
Many pundits have analyzed what could be behind the recent rise in equity and bond valuations over the past six months. In our view, several factors are worth noting. First, the promise of increased efficiencies brought on by Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) has been a transformative event for U.S. equities. In the U.S., the market size for AI is expected to grow from $87.2 billion in 2023 to $237.1 billion in 2030 according to data compiled by Statista in August 2023. In addition, earnings estimates for the companies that comprise the Index continue to reflect strength. As of March 1, 2024, the Index earnings per share estimates stood at $238.3 and $271.3 for 2024 and 2025, respectively, up from an estimated $216.2 in 2023, according to data from Bloomberg. In our view, the Federal Reserve’s (the “Fed”) December 2023 announcement that they were targeting three cuts totaling 75 bps in 2024 also contributed to the recent surge in these markets.
As indicated above, there are a number of reasons for optimism. That said, investors would be well-served to keep a close watch for deterioration in a few key areas, in our opinion. Inflation remains well-above the Fed’s target of 2.0%, and recent data indicates that the Fed’s “Super Core” measure of inflation rose by an annualized growth rate of 8.2% through January and February 2024. Tellingly, the Federal Funds rate futures market signals that rate cut expectations have adjusted substantially this year. As of February 29, 2024, this market indicated that just three cuts totaling 85 bps were expected in 2024, down from six cuts totaling 158 bps on December 29, 2023. Another area to watch is commercial real estate. More than $2.2 trillion in commercial debt is scheduled to mature between mid-January 2024 and the end of 2027, and lender losses on loans tied to commercial real estate are forecast to increase dramatically as a result. Fitch Ratings estimates that the delinquency rate for commercial mortgage loans that have been converted into securities will rise to 4.5% in 2024, nearly double the delinquency rate for the cohort as of November 2023.
Thank you for giving First Trust the opportunity to play a role in your financial future. We value our relationship with you and will report on the Funds again in six months.
Sincerely,
James A. Bowen
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer of First Trust Advisors L.P.
Page 2

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January (FJAN)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 15.70% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from January 22, 2024 through January 17, 2025 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FJAN.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(1/15/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(1/15/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
9.74%
21.59%
10.75%
37.52%
Market Price
9.74%
21.52%
10.75%
37.52%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
11.88%
42.01%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to January 22, 2024, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 19.04% and an Outcome Period of January 23, 2023 through
January 19, 2024.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January (DJAN)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 13.94% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from January 22, 2024 through January 17, 2025 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DJAN.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(1/15/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(1/15/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
7.11%
16.67%
5.52%
18.26%
Market Price
7.34%
16.75%
5.52%
18.26%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
11.88%
42.01%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to January 22, 2024, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 14.70% and an Outcome Period of January 23, 2023 through
January 19, 2024.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February (FFEB)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 16.82% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from February 20, 2024 through February 21, 2025 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FFEB.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(2/21/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(2/21/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
10.24%
22.24%
9.68%
44.95%
Market Price
10.09%
22.11%
9.64%
44.75%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
12.90%
62.95%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to February 20, 2024, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 19.25% and an Outcome Period of February 21, 2023
through February 16, 2024.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February (DFEB)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 15.05% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from February 20, 2024 through February 21, 2025 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DFEB.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(2/21/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(2/21/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
7.16%
16.94%
5.78%
25.36%
Market Price
7.43%
16.90%
5.78%
25.33%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
12.90%
62.95%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to February 20, 2024, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 14.97% and an Outcome Period of February 21, 2023
through February 16, 2024.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - March (FMAR)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - March (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 19.35% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from March 20, 2023 through March 15, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FMAR.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(3/19/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(3/19/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
6.74%
18.39%
9.32%
30.03%
Market Price
6.74%
18.13%
9.33%
30.07%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
11.08%
36.36%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to March 20, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 14.78% and an Outcome Period of March 21, 2022 through
March 17, 2023.
Page 7

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - March (DMAR)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - March (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 14.36% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from March 20, 2023 through March 15, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DMAR.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(3/19/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(3/19/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
4.89%
13.50%
5.14%
15.91%
Market Price
5.15%
13.53%
5.14%
15.91%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
11.08%
36.36%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to March 20, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 10.02% and an Outcome Period of March 21, 2022 through
March 17, 2023.
Page 8

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - April (FAPR)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - April (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 18.48% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from April 24, 2023 through April 19, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FAPR.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(4/16/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(4/16/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.69%
19.63%
6.65%
20.31%
Market Price
8.72%
19.39%
6.65%
20.31%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
8.78%
27.38%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to April 24, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 16.35% and an Outcome Period of April 18, 2022 through
April 21, 2023.
Page 9

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - April (DAPR)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - April (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 14.05% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from April 24, 2023 through April 19, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DAPR.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(4/16/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(4/16/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
6.43%
12.16%
3.46%
10.25%
Market Price
6.70%
12.04%
3.46%
10.25%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
8.78%
27.38%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to April 24, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 10.96% and an Outcome Period of April 18, 2022 through
April 21, 2023.
Page 10

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May (FMAY)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 17.65% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from May 22, 2023 through May 17, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FMAY.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(5/15/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(5/15/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.73%
19.19%
9.53%
41.23%
Market Price
8.65%
19.08%
9.51%
41.13%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
18.27%
89.00%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to May 22, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 20.45% and an Outcome Period of May 23, 2022 through
May 19, 2023.
Page 11

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - May (DMAY)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - May (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 13.67% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from May 22, 2023 through May 17, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DMAY.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(5/15/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(5/15/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
6.62%
16.55%
5.39%
22.04%
Market Price
6.93%
16.49%
5.38%
21.98%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
18.27%
89.00%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to May 22, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 13.93% and an Outcome Period of May 23, 2022 through
May 19, 2023.
Page 12

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June (FJUN)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 18.25% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from June 20, 2023 through June 21, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FJUN.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(6/19/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(6/19/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
9.76%
24.51%
12.16%
52.83%
Market Price
9.98%
24.17%
12.13%
52.66%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
16.22%
74.35%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to June 20, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 22.20% and an Outcome Period of June 21, 2022 through
June 16, 2023.
Page 13

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June (DJUN)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 14.70% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from June 20, 2023 through June 21, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DJUN.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(6/19/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(6/19/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.63%
19.04%
7.50%
30.64%
Market Price
8.55%
19.01%
7.49%
30.58%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
16.22%
74.35%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to June 20, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 15.59% and an Outcome Period of June 21, 2022 through
June 16, 2023.
Page 14

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - July (FJUL)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - July (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 17.46% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from July 24, 2023 through July 19, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FJUL.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(7/17/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(7/17/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
9.94%
23.36%
10.61%
44.05%
Market Price
10.02%
23.65%
10.64%
44.18%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
15.27%
67.31%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to July 24, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 21.30% and an Outcome Period of July 18, 2022 through
July 21, 2023.
Page 15

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - July (DJUL)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - July (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 14.79% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from July 24, 2023 through July 19, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DJUL.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(7/17/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(7/17/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
9.01%
20.79%
6.60%
26.03%
Market Price
8.77%
20.74%
6.57%
25.89%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
15.27%
67.31%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to July 24, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 15.02% and an Outcome Period of July 18, 2022 through
July 21, 2023.
Page 16

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August (FAUG)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 18.70% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from August 21, 2023 through August 16, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FAUG.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(11/6/19)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(11/6/19)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
9.35%
18.52%
8.17%
40.30%
Market Price
9.32%
18.59%
8.17%
40.33%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
14.27%
77.87%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to August 21, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 20.46% and an Outcome Period of August 22, 2022 through
August 18, 2023.
Page 17

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August (DAUG)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 15.24% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from August 21, 2023 through August 16, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DAUG.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(11/6/19)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(11/6/19)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
7.52%
16.23%
4.64%
21.59%
Market Price
7.78%
16.09%
4.63%
21.53%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
14.27%
77.87%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to August 21, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 14.47% and an Outcome Period of August 22, 2022 through
August 18, 2023.
Page 18

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - September (FSEP)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - September (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 18.20% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from September 18, 2023 through September 20, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FSEP.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(9/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(9/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.68%
21.67%
10.38%
40.56%
Market Price
8.70%
21.66%
10.39%
40.59%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
15.02%
62.04%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to September 18, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 23.41% and an Outcome Period of September 19, 2022
through September 15, 2023.
Page 19

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - September (DSEP)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - September (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 15.30% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from September 18, 2023 through September 20, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DSEP.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(9/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(9/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.04%
20.61%
7.14%
26.81%
Market Price
7.93%
20.42%
7.09%
26.61%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
15.02%
62.04%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to September 18, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 16.98% and an Outcome Period of September 19, 2022
through September 15, 2023.
Page 20

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - October (FOCT)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - October (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 18.85% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from October 23, 2023 through October 18, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FOCT.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(10/16/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(10/16/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
4.78%
17.62%
9.14%
34.28%
Market Price
4.86%
17.85%
9.17%
34.38%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
13.71%
54.23%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to October 23, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 27.12% and an Outcome Period of October 24, 2022 through
October 20, 2023.
Page 21

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - October (DOCT)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - October (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 15.38% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from October 23, 2023 through October 18, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DOCT.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(10/16/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(10/16/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
5.07%
16.16%
6.82%
24.91%
Market Price
5.13%
16.16%
6.81%
24.87%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
13.71%
54.23%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to October 23, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 19.20% and an Outcome Period of October 24, 2022 through
October 20, 2023.
Page 22

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November (FNOV)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 17.45% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from November 20, 2023 through November 15, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FNOV.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(11/15/19)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(11/15/19)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
7.88%
20.54%
8.91%
44.21%
Market Price
8.17%
20.66%
8.92%
44.27%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
13.95%
75.18%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to November 20, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 23.77% and an Outcome Period of November 21, 2022
through November 17, 2023.
Page 23

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November (DNOV)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 15.06% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from November 20, 2023 through November 15, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DNOV.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(11/15/19)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(11/15/19)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.18%
19.43%
6.46%
30.80%
Market Price
8.13%
19.22%
6.41%
30.54%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
13.95%
75.18%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to November 20, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 17.19% and an Outcome Period of November 21, 2022
through November 17, 2023.
Page 24

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - December (FDEC)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - December (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 16.65% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against the first 10% of Underlying ETF losses, over the period from December 18, 2023 through December 20, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “FDEC.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(12/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(12/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
11.29%
24.20%
9.70%
34.46%
Market Price
11.00%
23.88%
9.59%
34.03%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
12.17%
44.42%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to December 18, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 23.10% and an Outcome Period of December 19, 2022
through December 15, 2023.
Page 25

Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - December (DDEC)
The investment objective of the FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - December (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) that match the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (the “Underlying ETF”), up to a predetermined upside cap of 14.35% while providing a buffer (before fees and expenses) against Underlying ETF losses between -5% and -30%, over the period from December 18, 2023 through December 20, 2024 (the “Outcome Period”).* Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in FLexible EXchange® Options (“FLEX Options”) that reference the price performance of the Underlying ETF. Subsequent Outcome Periods will begin on the day the prior Outcome Period ends and will end on the approximate one-year anniversary of that new Outcome Period. On the first day of each new Outcome Period, the Fund resets by investing in a new set of FLEX Options that are designed to provide a new cap for the new Outcome Period. This means that the cap will change for each Outcome Period based upon prevailing market conditions at the beginning of each Outcome Period. The Fund will be perpetually offered and not terminate after the current or any subsequent Outcome Period. An investor that purchases Fund shares other than on the first day of an Outcome Period and/or sells Fund shares prior to the end of an Outcome Period may experience results that are very different from the target outcomes sought by the Fund for that Outcome Period. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “DDEC.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(12/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(12/18/20)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.24%
18.22%
6.53%
22.40%
Market Price
7.89%
17.83%
6.43%
22.04%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
12.17%
44.42%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.

*
Prior to December 18, 2023, the Fund’s investment objective included an upside cap of 16.68% and an Outcome Period of December 19, 2022
through December 15, 2023.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest Buffered Allocation Defensive ETF (BUFT)
The investment objective of the FT Vest Buffered Allocation Defensive ETF (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with capital preservation. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a portfolio of exchange-traded funds that seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) based on the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (“SPY”), up to a predetermined upside cap, while providing a defined buffer against losses of SPY over a defined one-year period (the “Underlying ETFs”). Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in Underlying ETFs. The Fund and each Underlying ETF are advised by First Trust Advisors L.P. and sub-advised by Vest Financial LLC. PDR Services, LLC serves as SPY’s sponsor. The investment objective of SPY is to seek to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500® Index. Unlike the Underlying ETFs, the Fund itself does not pursue a defined outcome strategy. The buffer is provided only by the Underlying ETFs and the Fund itself does not provide any stated buffer against losses. The Fund will likely not receive the full benefit of the Underlying ETF buffers and could have limited upside potential. The Fund’s returns may be limited to the caps of the Underlying ETFs. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “BUFT.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(10/26/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(10/26/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
5.72%
13.64%
2.58%
6.15%
Market Price
5.72%
13.76%
2.60%
6.20%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
6.42%
15.72%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited) (Continued)
FT Vest Buffered Allocation Growth ETF (BUFG)
The investment objective of the FT Vest Buffered Allocation Growth ETF (the “Fund”) is to seek to provide investors with capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing in a portfolio of exchange-traded funds that seek to provide investors with returns (before fees and expenses) based on the price return of the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF Trust (“SPY”), up to a predetermined upside cap, while providing a defined buffer against losses of SPY over a defined one-year period (the “Underlying ETFs”). Under normal market conditions, the Fund will invest substantially all of its assets in Underlying ETFs. The Fund and each Underlying ETF are advised by First Trust Advisors L.P. and sub-advised by Vest Financial LLC. PDR Services, LLC serves as SPY’s sponsor. The investment objective of SPY is to seek to provide investment results that, before expenses, correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500® Index. Unlike the Underlying ETFs, the Fund itself does not pursue a target outcome strategy. The buffer is provided only by the Underlying ETFs and the Fund itself does not provide any stated buffer against losses. The Fund will likely not receive the full benefit of the Underlying ETFs and the Fund itself does not provide any stated buffer against losses. The Fund’s returns may be limited to the caps of the Underlying ETFs. The Fund is classified as non-diversified under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The shares of the Fund are listed and traded on the Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc., under the ticker symbol “BUFG.”
Performance
 
 
 
Average Annual
Total Returns
Cumulative
Total Returns
 
6 Months
Ended
2/29/24
1 Year
Ended
2/29/24
Inception
(10/26/21)
to 2/29/24
Inception
(10/26/21)
to 2/29/24
Fund Performance
NAV
8.48%
19.50%
4.37%
10.54%
Market Price
8.38%
19.58%
4.35%
10.49%
Index Performance
S&P 500® Index
13.93%
30.45%
6.42%
15.72%
(See Notes to Fund Performance Overview on page 29.)
Performance figures assume reinvestment of
all distributions and do not reflect the
deduction of taxes that a shareholder would
pay on Fund distributions or the redemption
or sale of Fund shares. An index is a statistical
composite that tracks a specified financial
market or sector. Unlike the Fund, the index
does not actually hold a portfolio of securities
and therefore does not incur the expenses
incurred by the Fund. These expenses
negatively impact the performance of the
Fund. The Fund’s past performance does not
predict future performance.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts and Premiums
Information showing the number of days the market price of the Fund’s shares was greater (at a premium) and less (at a discount) than the Fund’s net asset value for the most recently completed year, and the most recently completed calendar quarters since that year (or life of the Fund, if shorter) is available at https://www.ftportfolios.com/Retail/etf/home.aspx.
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Notes to Fund Performance Overview (Unaudited)
Total returns for the periods since inception are calculated from the inception date of each Fund. “Average Annual Total Returns” represent the average annual change in value of an investment over the periods indicated. “Cumulative Total Returns” represent the total change in value of an investment over the periods indicated.
Each Fund’s per share net asset value (“NAV”) is the value of one share of the Fund and is computed by dividing the value of all assets of the Fund (including accrued interest and dividends), less all liabilities (including accrued expenses and dividends declared but unpaid), by the total number of outstanding shares. The price used to calculate market return (“Market Price”) is determined by using the midpoint of the national best bid and offer price (“NBBO”) as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated. Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, the NBBO consists of the highest displayed buy and lowest sell prices among the various exchanges trading the Fund at the time the Fund’s NAV is calculated. Since shares of each Fund did not trade in the secondary market until after its inception, for the period from inception to the first day of secondary market trading in shares of the Fund, the NAV of each Fund is used as a proxy for the secondary market trading price to calculate market returns. NAV and market returns assume that all distributions have been reinvested in each Fund at NAV and Market Price, respectively.
An index is a statistical composite that tracks a specified financial market or sector. Unlike each Fund, the indices do not actually hold a portfolio of securities and therefore do not incur the expenses incurred by each Fund. These expenses negatively impact the performance of each Fund. Also, market returns do not include brokerage commissions that may be payable on secondary market transactions. If brokerage commissions were included, market returns would be lower. The total returns presented reflect the reinvestment of dividends on securities in the indices. The returns presented do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on Fund distributions or the redemption or sale of Fund shares. The investment return and principal value of shares of each Fund will vary with changes in market conditions. Shares of each Fund may be worth more or less than their original cost when they are redeemed or sold in the market. Each Fund’s past performance is no guarantee of future performance.
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Portfolio Management
First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII
Semi-Annual Report
February 29, 2024 (Unaudited)
Advisor
First Trust Advisors L.P. (“First Trust” or the “Advisor”) is the investment advisor to FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer - January (“FJAN”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January (“DJAN”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February (“FFEB”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February (“DFEB”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer - March (“FMAR”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - March (“DMAR”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - April (“FAPR”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer - April (“DAPR”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer - May (“FMAY”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - May (“DMAY”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June (“FJUN”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June (“DJUN”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer - July (“FJUL”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - July (“DJUL”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August (“FAUG”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer - August (“DAUG”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer - September (“FSEP”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - September (“DSEP”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - October (“FOCT”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - October (“DOCT”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer - November (“FNOV”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November (“DNOV”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - December (“FDEC”), FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer - December (“DDEC”), FT Vest Buffered Allocation Defensive ETF (“BUFT”), and FT Vest Buffered Allocation Growth ETF (“BUFG”) (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”). First Trust is responsible for the ongoing monitoring of each Fund’s investment portfolio, managing each Fund’s business affairs and providing certain administrative services necessary for the management of each Fund.
Sub-Advisor
Vest Financial LLC (“Vest” or the “Sub-Advisor”) serves as the sub-advisor to the Funds. In this capacity, Vest is responsible for the selection and ongoing monitoring of the securities in each Fund’s investment portfolio. Vest, with principal offices at 8350 Broad St., Suite 240, McLean, VA 22102, was founded in 2012. Vest had approximately $24.4 billion under management or committed to management as of February 29, 2024.
Portfolio Management Team
The following persons serve as portfolio managers of the Funds:
Karan Sood, Managing Director of Vest
Howard Rubin, Managing Director of Vest
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First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VIII
Understanding Your Fund Expenses
February 29, 2024 (Unaudited)
As a shareholder of FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - February, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - February, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - March, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - March, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - April, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - April, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - May, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - May, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - June, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - June, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - July, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - July, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - August, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - August, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - September, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - September, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - October, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - October, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - November, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - November, FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - December, FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - December, FT Vest Buffered Allocation Defensive ETF or FT Vest Buffered Allocation Growth ETF (each a “Fund” and collectively, the “Funds”), you incur two types of costs: (1) transaction costs; and (2) ongoing costs, including management fees, distribution and/or service (12b-1) fees, if any, and other Fund expenses. This Example is intended to help you understand your ongoing costs of investing in the Funds and to compare these costs with the ongoing costs of investing in other funds.
The Example is based on an investment of $1,000 invested at the beginning of the period and held through the six-month period ended February 29, 2024.
Actual Expenses
The first line in the following table provides information about actual account values and actual expenses. You may use the information in this line, together with the amount you invested, to estimate the expenses that you paid over the period. Simply divide your account value by $1,000 (for example, an $8,600 account value divided by $1,000 = 8.6), then multiply the result by the number in the first line under the heading entitled “Expenses Paid During the Six-Month Period” to estimate the expenses you paid on your account during this six-month period.
Hypothetical Example for Comparison Purposes
The second line in the following table provides information about hypothetical account values and hypothetical expenses based on each Fund’s actual expense ratio and an assumed rate of return of 5% per year before expenses, which is not each Fund’s actual return. The hypothetical account values and expenses may not be used to estimate the actual ending account balance or expenses you paid for the period. You may use this information to compare the ongoing costs of investing in the Funds and other funds. To do so, compare this 5% hypothetical example with the 5% hypothetical examples that appear in the shareholder reports of the other funds.
Please note that the expenses shown in the table are meant to highlight your ongoing costs only and do not reflect any transactional costs such as brokerage commissions. Therefore, the second line in the table is useful in comparing ongoing costs only, and will not help you determine the relative total costs of owning different funds. In addition, if these transactional costs were included, your costs would have been higher.
 
Beginning
Account Value
September 1, 2023
Ending
Account Value
February 29, 2024
Annualized
Expense Ratio
Based on the
Six-Month
Period
Expenses Paid
During the
Six-Month
Period (a)
FT Vest U.S. Equity Buffer ETF - January (FJAN)
Actual
$1,000.00
$1,097.40
0.85%
$4.43
Hypothetical (5% return before expenses)
$1,000.00
$1,020.64
0.85%
$4.27
FT Vest U.S. Equity Deep Buffer ETF - January (DJAN)
Actual
$1,000.00
$1,071.10
0.85%
$4.38
Hypothetical (5% return before expenses)
$1,000.00
$1,020.64
0.85%