The Weapons Monthly magazines are items in , found in various places around the Final Fantasy VIII world of . Each magazine contains information about various models of weapons, which can be upgraded. Even though weapons can be upgraded without the magazine in which it is mentioned, it is useful, as it gives the player information on how many items are needed for the upgrade.
Final Fantasy VIII
Some magazines can be purchased in
Esthar's Book Store, but may need the Guardian Force Tonberry's Familiar ability to appear in the shop list.
Weapons Monthly, March Issue
Found at the top of
Dollet communications tower after defeating Elvoret. The Elvoret drops the magazine upon defeat.
Weapons Monthly, April Issue
Found on a table in
Squall's new dorm room at Balamb Garden, after the SeeD ball.
Weapons Monthly, May Issue
Found in the sewers of
Deling City. This sewer is actually located behind the Presidential Residence and can be accessed by either Rinoa or Squall during their respective trips into the residence.
Weapons Monthly, June Issue
Found after defeating the
BGH251F2 at the Missile Base. The machine drops the magazine upon defeat.
Weapons Monthly, July Issue
Found at the Training Center in
Balamb Garden in Disc 3.
Weapons Monthly, August Issue
The "treasure" of
Trabia Garden can be found five steps south of the Gargoyle fountain, barely seen.
Weapons Monthly, 1st Issue
Lunatic Pandora Laboratory.
Can be found in the
Lunatic Pandora lab during the last Laguna dream sequence.
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Squall is the only character to have a weapon in every issue of the magazine.