There are a ton of magazines scattered throughout the wastelands in Fallout 4 for players to collect. While it can be fun to simply nurture our inner pack rat, it’s nice to know that these unique collectibles also offer special perks that can enhance a player’s existing skills, or implement entirely new ones. This Fallout 4 Magazine Locations Guide will tell you how to find them all.
There can be a lot to get your head around in Fallout 4, so if you need help with anything else to do with the game, then head on over to our Fallout 4 guides walkthrough hub.
For this Fallout 4 Magazine Location guide, we have composed a complete list of the various magazines players can find throughout the Commonwealth. The sections include details on how to find each magazine, and indicate the special perks that each publication offers.
Update: This guide has been updated to include videos from YouTube user PS4Trophies, who has created helpful videos for finding these magazines as well. The written descriptions are still available for your convenience.
Fallout 4 Magazine Locations
You’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L.! Magazine
This small book is found in the ruins of your old house, on the floor of Shaun’s bedroom at the foot of a dresser. This book instantly grants one free skill point to upgrade one of your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. perks how you see fit.
Astoundingly Awesome Tales Magazine Locations(1-14)
Magazine #1 - This magazine is found on the workshop in Outpost Zimonja. Its perk allows players to regenerate 1 point of Health per minute.
Magazine #2 - At Skylanes Flight 1981, this magazine is located on top of a restroom toilet below the cockpit of the plane. It allows players to do an additional +5% damage with scoped weapons.
Magazine #3 - Head to the Boston Mayoral Shelter to find this collectible on a table in the lower level bedroom in the southwest corner. With this issue, players take 5% less damage from robots.
Magazine #4 - Look for this issue at the bottom of the pit beneath terminal #3 at Dunwich Borers. Collect the magazine on the table to do an added +5% Damage using the Alien Blaster weapon.
Magazine #5 - Find this magazine at the East Boston Preparatory School, upon a desk in the top floor computer room. Its perk offers +5 Poison Resistance.
Magazine #6 - Travel to the Crater of Atom, and find this issue on the top floor of the middle metal shack built into the rocks. The perk provides an additional +5% damage against Mirelurks.
Magazine #7 - At the Sentinel Site, go to the far end of the tunnels and search the metal hut overlooking the stockpile chamber. The magazine located here has a perk that grants an additional +5% Damage at night.
Magazine #8 - This issue is found at the Coast Guard Pier, on top the toilet in the locked cell beside the secured storage room. Collect this copy to gain +5 Action Points.
Magazine #9 - Travel to The Institute, and head towards the outside balcony via Holdren’s quarters to the north of the atrium. The magazine is on a triangular table nearby, and has a perk that features a +5 Damage increase when using the Cryolator, found in Vault 111.
Magazine #10 - Located in Trinity Plaza along the east side of the church interior, look for this magazine upon the lectern near the Steamer Trunk. Players gain an added +5 Radiation Resistance as a perk for collecting this piece.
Magazine #11 - In the top floor restroom of Hubris Comics, locate this issue upon the table by the Steamer Trunk. RadAway heals an added +5% radiation damage.
Magazine #12 - This magazine is found within the last tunnel chamber at Pickman Gallery, where you initially meet Pickman. The perk for this copy allows your canine companion to permanently take 10% less damage.
Magazine #13 - Locate this issue inside the Railroad HQ at the Old North Church. It is on top of a metal desk in the brick crypt area along the western side of the room. This magazine grants a perk that allows players to do an additional +5% Damage against Ghouls.
Magazine #14 - Inside the living quarters at Park Street Station (Vault 114), look for this magazine issue on a container beneath the “Laundry” sign in the blocked corridor. Similarly to #13, this magazine has a perk that helps players do an additional +5% Damage against Super Mutants.
LIVE & LOVE Magazine Locations(1-9)
Magazine #1 - In Fiddler’s Green Trailer Estates, locate the magazine in a caravan trailer within the eastern section of the estates. Collecting this issue gives Companions a +10 Health increase.
Magazine #2 - At the Revere Beach Station, find this collectible inside the upper floor of the promenade building, on top of some concrete blocks near the cooking pot. This magazine causes Companions to do +5% Damage.
Magazine #3 - This magazine issue is found upon the table near the recording desk in the WRVR Broadcast Station, and its perk increases Companion carry weight by +10.
Magazine #4 - Inside the station entrance at College Square, before going down the stairs, look on top the safe behind the counter to find this magazine. This copy allows players to gain an extra +25% XP from persuading women.
Magazine #5 - Find this magazine copy at the very top of the monument at Bunker Hill. Collecting this issue grants players +1 Luck from alcohol when exploring with a Companion.
Magazine #6 - Inside the Diamond City Schoolhouse bedroom on the ground floor, locate the magazine atop the bedside table. This magazine offers a perk for Companions to gain +5 Damage Resistance and Energy Resistance.
Magazine #7 - Ascend the main staircase at Faneuil Hall to find this collectible sitting on top a small table at the attic level. Similar to #4, this magazine allows players to gain +25% XP from persuading men.
Magazine #8 - In the northern entrance of Goodneighbor, enter The Third Rail restroom to find this magazine atop the toilet. This issue allows players to gain +5% XP while exploring with a Companion.
Magazine #9 - While still in Goodneighbor, enter the lobby of Hotel Rexford and find this magazine atop a bar counter to the right of the entrance. Collecting this piece causes robot companions to permanently inflict an additional +5% Damage.
Grognak the Barbarian Magazine Location
Magazine #1 - This likely the first magazine you will collect, as it is found on the kitchen table of your old house where Codsworth lives.
Magazine #2 - In the Wicked Shipping Fleet Lockup, locate a small office at the east side of the primary warehouse. Find the magazine in this room on the desk near the key.
Magazine #3 - On the top floor of Malden Middle School (Vault 75), this magazine is found upon the bed inside the Overseer’s office.
Magazine #4 - At the Corvega Assembly Plant on the top floor, search the metal Raider hut that can be reached using the catwalk bridge. This issue is inside the hut near a Steamer Trunk.
Magazine #5 - This issue can be found on top the toilet inside the Gunner Camp at Mass Pike Interchange. Look for a Power Armor Station nearby.
Magazine #6 - In Vault 81, Katy the teacher will give this magazine to the player as a reward for completing the Miscellaneous Quest: Short Stories in the Classroom.
Magazine #7 - Locate the “dungeon” room on the upper floor of the Museum of Witchcraft, and find the publication on the table near the south wall.
Magazine #8 - In the Raider camp at Hyde Park, search along the rooftops of the buildings south of the main path to find the magazine.
Magazine #9 - At Back Street Apparel, head upstairs into the apartment, and locate the collectible on a table in the living room, close to the TV and safe.
Magazine #10 - Nearby the Park Street Station entrance in Boston Common, find the magazine within the bandstand by the skeleton.
Magazine #11 - At the Bus and Apartment Wreckage near Andrew Street Station, look for this magazine on the comic book fan’s bed in the busted apartment.
Guns and Bullets Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - At the top floor level of Fort Hagen, find the magazine on the oval table in the kitchen.
Magazine #2 - In the Rook Family House, locate Barney’s bunker to discover the magazine sitting on a metal desk beside the filing cabinet and lantern.
Magazine #3 - Enter the South Boston Military Checkpoint. Look for a copy of this publication on top of a metal desk by the east wall.
Magazine #4 - Head over to the Gunners Plaza and locate several mezzanine offices in the southern area. This issue will be on a table surrounded by sofas in the lounge on the top floor.
Magazine #5 - This magazine is located in the elevated freeway Gunners camp at Quincy ruins, between a pair of big-rig trailers. Find the collectible on top the desk near the computer terminal.
Magazine #6 - At the Cambridge Police Station, wait for the Brotherhood reinforcements to arrive, then look in the station chief’s office inside a locked safe to find the magazine.
Magazine #7 - This magazine is found on top a lectern in the stage area of Fraternal Post 115, near an American flag and some sandbags.
Magazine #8 - In the Ticonderoga Safehouse, head up to the northwest corner office on the top floor and locate the magazine on a desk inside.
Magazine #9 - At the BADTFL Regional Office, find the Chief’s office in the bullpen room on the western side of the building. This magazine issue is on the chief’s desk.
Magazine #10 - Travel to the Castle, and head to the center of the Castle grounds. The magazine is found on top the radio operator’s desk outside.
Massachusetts Surgical Journal Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - At the Parsons State Insane Asylum, head down to the bottom level of the facility. This magazine is found inside Lorenzo’s quarters.
Magazine #2 - At Medford Memorial Hospital, locate the balcony on the west side, a floor up from the ground level. Search inside the filing and storage room for the collectible.
Magazine #3 - Travel to Med-Tek Research and go to the lowest floor where the Prevent is located. The magazine is found on a large lab table in the center.
Magazine #4 - At the Greater Mass Blood Clinic, use the terminal to access the analyst’s room and locate the magazine on the desk inside.
Magazine #5 - In Sandy Coves Convalescent Home, locate a security door close to the reception area. Look behind the door to find a copy of this publication near the wall of safes.
Magazine #6 - At Cambridge Polymer Labs, the Director’s office is located above the reception area. Enter the office to find this collectible on top the desk inside.
Magazine #7 - Travel to Greenetech Genetics, and locate a long room about halfway up the northern section of the building. Look for a pair of red sofas with a table in between to find the magazine here.
Magazine #8 - This copy requires players to have 50 Tokens to spend. Gather overdue books to trade for tokens, then locate the overdue book vending machine in the southeast section of Boston Public Library. Spend 50 Tokens to purchase and acquire a copy of this magazine.
Magazine #9 - In the top floor bedroom of the Cabot House, this magazine is found upon the wooden desk on the western side of the room.
Tumblers Today Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - Travel to Malden Center, and head to the Raider camp deep into this location. This issue is found within one of the cargo carriages at the station, near a guard post.
Magazine #2 - Locate Poseidon Energy Turbine #18-F. In the northwest corner of the facility, look for the magazine near a Steamer Trunk on a metal shelf in the control room.
Magazine #3 - On the southwest side of the racetrack at Easy City Downs, find this issue on a chest near the black sofa in the commentator’s area.
Magazine #4 - At the West Roxbury Station, locate the maintenance room at the eastern platform to find this magazine in an open locker..
Magazine #5 - In the Fens Street Sewer, search around the cell-like area around the northwest tunnels and catwalks. This issue will be sitting near a Holotape on the metal drawers.
Tesla Science Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - At Arcjet Systems, head up to the second floor where the CEO’s office is located. Find the magazine nearby his computer terminal.
Magazine #2 - Locate the filleting room on the lowest level of Mahkra Fishpacking, below the room with the Steamer Trunk. The magazine is on top of a table in the north east corner of the room.
Magazine #3 - This issue is found at Reeb Marina in the warehouse kitchen, on top of a wooden bench near a sweetroll.
Magazine #4 - Travel to the Rocky Cave, or Virgil’s Laboratory. Locate the magazine on the broken fridge to the left of Virgil’s terminal.
Magazine #5 - At Poseidon Energy, search the central metal catwalk hut for a desk near a Steamer Trunk. This issue is on top of the metal desk where a Bobblehead is also found.
Magazine #6 - Head to HalluciGen, Inc. On the first floor Weaponization Research Lab, locate the magazine in the northeast corner.
Magazine #7 - In the upper offices above the glass floor inside the Mass Fusion Building, look for the magazine on a computer bank in the southeast mezzanine.
Magazine #8 - At the General Atomics Factory, find this issue on a metal desk against the eastern wall in the upper floor office, above the entrance lobby.
Magazine #9 - Head to the top floor at University Point. Access the northern computer room via the open curtains, and locate the magazine on a small table in the corner.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - Inside the pipe tunnel of the interior cave at Walden Pond, locate this issue on the barrel with the lantern on top.
Magazine #2 - Enter the building at Mystic Pines. Search along the western wall north of the main entrance inside. The magazine is on a side table near the TV set.
Magazine #3 - Travel to the Super Duper Mart. To the right of a Milton General Hospital poster, look for a magazine stand along the wall to find a copy of this publication.
Magazine #4 - At Longneck Lukowski’s Cannery, search the metal catwalk hut in the upper area of the main cannery room. The magazine is found here along with a Bobblehead collectible.
Magazine #5 - Inside a caravan on top some containers at Big John’s Salvage, the magazine is found on top a small table with a lantern, somewhat near the Steamer Trunk.
Magazine #6 - Travel to the Wreck of the FMS Northern Star. On the upper level of the ship on the northern side, look for a parasol table about mid-deck to find this issue.
Magazine #7 - At the Four Leaf Fishpacking Plant, head to the basement locker room on the western side of the plant to locate this magazine on a nearby bench.
Magazine #8 - At the Gwinnett Brewery, go up to the metal catwalk hut along the upper level. Climb the pipes and catwalks to reach the magazine near the northwest wall.
U.S. Covert Operations Manual Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - At USAF Satellite Station Olivia, locate a room in the southeast interior that can be unlocked via the computer terminal. Hack the terminal and unlock the door to find this magazine on the desk beside the miniature nuke.
Magazine #2 - Travel to Lexington, and enter Slocum Joe’s building. Go down to the basement, and take the elevator further down to the lowest level. Head through the hallways until you reach the executive office, at the top of the double stairwells. The magazine is on the desk beside the terminal.
Magazine #3 - At the National Guard Training Yard, head to the cafeteria inside the Barracks. This magazine is found beside a cooler on top of a table.
Magazine #4 - In the Revere Satellite Array in the east, locate the satellite in the center area that doesn’t have a dish on top. Ascend the staircase up the satellite tower until you reach the hut at the top. The magazine is on a small table beside a lantern.
Magazine #5 - Travel to the Federal Ration Stockpile. Look for Red Tourette’s base up a staircase in the southeast tunnels, close to the exit. Find the magazine on the main table in front of the sofa.
Magazine #6 - In the Fort Hagan Command Center, locate a bedroom to the east of the armory. This issue is found on top the nightstand beside the bed, in front of the radio.
Magazine #7 - This magazine copy is found in Libertalia. Climb about halfway up the main shanty ship, and look for a red chair near the edge of a walkway. The magazine is on the small table beside the chair.
Magazine #8 - At Fort Strong, pick the locks on a couple doors in the southeast corner of the ground level to gain access to General Brock’s office. The magazine is on the desk beside the terminal.
Magazine #9 - Locate an Abandoned Shack to the southwest. Enter the floor hatch and descend to the Federal Survival Center on the lowest level. The magazine can be found on top the light blue computer bank beside a terminal and Steamer Trunk.
Magazine #10 - At the USS Constitution, this issue is found within the Captain’s cabin inside the ship, on a corner table. This may require the completion of a quest to access this room.
Unstoppables Magazine Locations
Magazine #1 - At the Westing Estate, find this issue on top the shack near the river that has a lantern on the floor by the mattress.
Magazine #2 - Head over to Shaw High School. Enter the Library office in the north area, and locate a Steamer Trunk on the lower level. The magazine should be nearby.
Magazine #3 - Travel to the Suffolk County Charter School. The issue is found in the upper floor library room, near a Holotape and steamer trunk.
Magazine #4 - On top the shop counter of Hubris Comics, you’ll find this issue just in front of Grognak’s Axe in the display case.
Magazine #5 - At D.B. Technical High School, head to the basement level swimming pool and search near the northwest corner wall. The magazine is on a table above the Fat Man.
Wasteland Survival Guides Magazine Locations (1-9)
Magazine #1 - Found atop the sideboard table inside the Ranger Cabin. This issue increases the amount of healing from fruits and vegetables by 50%.
Magazine #2 - Inside the underground bunker of Gorski Cabin, find this magazine on a metal desk near the journal terminal. This issue allows players to take 5% less damage from insects.
Magazine #3 - At the Sunshine Tidings Co-op, this issue is found on the floor inside a locked cabin near the silos. It's beside the mattress and Steamer Trunk. This magazine grants 50% healing from irradiated packaged food & drinks.
Magazine #6 - On the western side of the crater at Crater House, locate this issue on a table at the lower level of a stilt shack. Finding this magazine reduces the price of food and drinks from vendors by 10%.
Magazine #7 - Head to the Nahant Oceanological Society. In the entrance room on the ground floor, look on the metal desk with the typewriter. This issue allows players to swim 25% faster.
Magazine #8 - At the Egret Tours Marina, locate this issue atop the diner counter near the coolant recharge station. This magazine causes players to take 5% less damage from melee attacks.
Magazine #9 - Inside the wreckage of the USS Riptide, you'll find this magazine on a table beneath the bridge on the water's level, which allows you to collect more meat from animal kills.
Other Magazines - Locations
Rather than perks, these magazines allow players to unlock fun bonus content.
Holotape #1 - Inside the cafeteria area in the northeast part of Vault 111, access the computer terminal to play and collect the Red Menace Holotape game. Only the Holotape is available, no magazine.
Magazine #2 - On the top floor of the Museum of Freedom where you meet Preston Garvey and his crew, find the magazine on Sturges’ desk beside the terminal, unlocking the Atomic Command holotape.
Magazine #3 - Found at the Fort Hagen Command Center, in the room where you speak to Kellogg. Look behind a desks where the white computer terminal is located to find the magazine on the floor with the Pip Fall holotape.
Magazine #4 - Head to Diamond City and enter Valentine’s Detective Agency. Sitting on the desk at the back right corner is the magazine and Zeta Invaders game.
Magazine #5 - Head to Goodneighbor and go inside the Memory Den. Go down to the Memory Lounger room in the basement to find the magazine on a metal desk along the back left wall. This includes the Grognak & the Ruby Ruins Holotape.
Magazine #1 - Inside the concrete hut at Robotics Disposal Ground where the computer terminal is located, on top the desk.
Magazine #2 - Found inside Zeke’s trailer at Atom Cats Garage, on top the bedside table.
Magazine #3 - In the parking lot Funhouse west of the Hospital at the West Roxbury, found in the top floor sleeping quarters next to the prize cells.
Magazine #1 -. Head toward the roof exit on the west side of Fallon’s Department Store. Look for the magazine on the upper floor in the octagonally shaped room, near the Steamer Trunk.
Magazine #2 - At Charlestown Laundry, find this issue inside a shopping basket on top the washing machines.
Magazine #1 - In the Blast Furnace area of Saugus Ironworks, look on the catwalk just below where you found the Bobblehead and Steamer Trunk.
Magazine #2 - Prior to descending into the main treatment chamber of Weston Water Treatment Plant, locate the magazine inside the metal office that overlooks the generator room.
Magazine #3 - In the main room of Beantown Brewery with the vat, this issue is located in the foreman’s concrete wall offices on the upper walkways.
Magazine #4 - In the center of the building in Hardware Town, head upstairs to the office to find this magazine on the desk with the key.
Magazine #5 - In the Combat Zone in front of the main stage, find this issue on a formica table near the bar on the ground level.
Magazine #1 - Near two trailers in the Thicket Excavations area, look for this magazine inside the metal trailer caravan in the excavation area on the marble edge.
Magazine #2 - Found in the scavenger’s sleeping area of Concord Civic Access, in the western area beside the stairs. It’s on the floor next to the Steamer Trunk.
Magazine #3 - Head to the Irish Pride Industries Shipyard and enter the docked ship to find this magazine on the metal bench inside.
Magazine #4 - Locate this magazine inside Horatio’s barber shop at the main atrium area of Vault 81.
Magazine #5 - Find this magazine within the central interior tunnels of the Mass Pike Tunnel, next to a skeleton near the Power Armor station.
Magazine #1 - This magazine is found beneath the tree in the center of the Wildwood Cemetery, and allows Protectrons to be hacked.
Magazine #2 - At Wattz Consumer Electronics, locate this issue on the terminal desk along the north wall of the basement server room. It unlocks the ability to hack spotlights.
Magazine #3 - At the Shamrock Taphouse, a female mannequin standing atop the table in the so called “game” room will be holding this magazine. This unlocks players to hack turrets.
Wasteland Survival Guides #4-5
Issue #4 - This issue unlocks new settlement decorations. It’s found inside the main shack at Lynn Woods, atop a sleeping bag near the Steamer Trunk.
Issue #5 - This issue allows Diamond City to be permanently marked on your map. At the Old Gullet Sinkhole, search inside the sinkhole itself to find this issue next to the cooking pot station on a concrete block.
Hopefully this guide has helped you track down all the magazines you were looking for.