Far Cry 3 Memory Cards are the first collectibles that can be found, early in the game. Although their main role is to provide information about the local drug trade, finding them will also give players money, and items which can be sold to get even more funds.
These Far Cry 3 collectibles can be found in abandoned laptops left by drug smugglers across the island, but this doesn’t mean that they are easy to acquire.
That’s because Memory Cards are always inside the shacks from outposts. Outposts are enemy camps, and in order to access a shack, players must kill all enemies to liberate the outpost.
Once an outpost is secured, it can be used for fast travel. Players must note that not all outposts have Memory Cards collectables.
There are 20 Far Cry 3 Memory Cards in the videogame, and if players access the handbook they can see that collecting a certain number of them will bring even better rewards than money and other items.
The rewards are:
10 Memory Cards – Signature Weapon: Shredder A customized Vector .45 ACP with reflex sight, suppressor, extended magazine, and custom paint. Enhanced for accuracy and damage.
20 Memory Cards – Achievement: Memory to Spare
The Far Cry 3 collectibles guide below features the description of each Memory Card collectable and detailed maps revealing their locations.
While searching for this particular collectible type, players should also keep an eye out for Letters of the Lost or Relics.
Memory Card 1 – Barbiturates Formula
“Current numbers for barbiturates including phenobarbital, amobarbital, and secobarbital, are not promising. Their usage and sales are declining and we recently had a bad batch that led to the deaths of nearly two dozen vacationing college students in Miami. Our final assessment is that this compound is unprofitable for international distribution.”
Memory Card 2 – Benzodiazepine Formula
“This data was hacked from a German pharmaceutical company. It details the chemicals and equipment necessary to create this sedative. Early tests are highly promising and the addiction rate is through the roof. Potential markets include North America and Western Europe.”
Memory Card 3 – Cocaine Formula
“The kidnapped Columbian manufacturer is now sharing his cartels manufacturing techniques. It includes an exceptionally efficient method of growing coca leaves, turning them into paste, and from paste into the base where it is refined into 99% pure cocaine hydrochloride. We recommend immediate production for markets in Brazil, South Africa, North America and Australia.”
Memory Card 4 – Crack Cocaine Formula
“The source for this formula is unknown, but it includes the manufacture of cocaine from the Coco leaf, through to the use of ammonia or baking soda to manufacture it into rock form. This is listed as non-profitable avenue since the drug is made cheaply on a local level and not distributed internationally like cocaine itself.”
Memory Card 5 – Ecstasy Formula
“We are very excited by the data from our Chinese contact. He oversees the export of a synthetized extract used in making Ecstasy and provided us all the equipment needed to make a wide variety of the drug in tablet form. Initial tests are extremely positive with minimal fatalities. Markets include North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.”
Memory Card 6 – Failed Drug Patent 1 Formula
“The recent acquisition of numerous drug patents that failed FDA or European Medicines Agency standards shows promise. Most of the compounds are highly addictive. We just need to minimize the side effects. One of the compound is causing test subjects to expel a fecal-like material from their urinary tracts. Further testing continues.”
Memory Card 7 – Failed Drug Patent 2 Formula
“The investment into experimental military drugs continues to be a massive disappointment, all the items are causing severe distress in our test subjects. One entire batch of subjects and three of our own people died when a compound turned out to be a strand of genetically modified Ebola Zaire. We recommend that all remaining materials be incinerated or sold to extremists groups as chemical weapons.”
Memory Card 8 – Failed Drug Patent 3 Formula
“The research into naturally occurring hallucinogenic compound native to Rook Island may yield the worlds next great super drug. Effects caused by the local flora are exceptional, so exceptional, that our own people are using them recreationally. The only issue is the drugs lack of addictive properties. We are currently adding nicotine to the compounds. Further tests should yield more positive results.”
Memory Card 9 – GHB Formula
“Data recently purchased from an Ibiza club chemist includes the various formulations for the intoxicant Gamma-Hydroxybutric Acid (GHB). As one of the rape drugs, this drugs markets include centers for human trafficking including Eastern Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and India. A batch sent out for field testing in Los Angeles is generating positive feedback from the usual clients. We recommend doubling the street price.”
Memory Card 10 – Heroin Formula
“The data purchased from an Afghan drug lord pertaining to the manufacture of heroin tells us nothing new. It details information on the proper soil and temperatures for growing the poppy itself, to harvesting the opium, to the purification of morphine and its extraction into a heroin base. Again, all information we already have. Further deals for trade secrets with this contact should be avoided.”
Memory Card 11 – Ketamine Formula
“The data stolen from a New Delhi black market pharmaceutical company shows some promise. It includes the process to create the club drug Special-K and its variants, as well as the pharmaceutical-grade medicine. Some strange side effects, such as anal bleeding, are occurring, but this shouldnt prevent us from going live with the product. Primary markets include China and Australia.”
Memory Card 12 – Khat Formula
“The data from our Yemeni plantation owner details the 8 years required to grow the chewable leaves of this plant, as well as attempts to naturally intensify its amphetamine-like high. Markets are exclusive to Africa and the Middle East, though market penetration cannot compete with Yemeni manufacturing. Blending this compound with other drugs should be considered to make it more appealing.”
Memory Card 13 – Krokodil Formula
“Our Russian contact remains an asset of dubious value. We now have data on the manufacture of this meth-like substance. It generates extreme, cheap highs but also causes severe tissue damage. Users are known to have muscle and bone exposed from injecting krokodil, forcing the amputation of limbs. Markets are exclusively Eastern European, with the side effects too extreme to consider for worldwide distribution.”
Memory Card 14 – LSD-25 Formula
“The new talent brought in from Cambodia is already proving their worth. They have the proper equipment and techniques to create LSD from starting bases such as ergot and lysergic acid, as well as method of distributing the LSD tabs by mail. That said, it is considered an unprofitable venture, since the market is relatively small. On the other hand, we will be prepared in the event the drug experiences resurgence in popularity.”
Memory Card 15 – Marijuana Formula
“The data purchased from growers in British Columbia, Canada, details different marijuana plants, tips on indoor and outdoor growth, and methods to cultivate of the leaves on a large scale. These techniques surpass our own and should be implemented immediately. Markets such as Russia, Western Europe, and North America have a nearly bottomless demand for this product.”
Memory Card 16 – Meth Formula
“Our Mexican Organized Crime Unit lieutenant has new data following the raid of a super-lab in Sonora, Mexico. The intel gives precise details on how to mass manufacture Meth, lists disreputable wholesalers of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, and includes research on the best fillers to maximize profit. Hopefully this compound will recapture some of the markets lost to the product coming out of New Mexico.”
Memory Card 17 – Mushrooms Formula
“Efforts to blackmail a Mexican plantation owner are paying off. We now have details files on methods used to grow and preserve a number of hallucinogenic mushrooms. These finding will be put to immediate use for locally grown compounds and should improve the shelf life of our products.”
Memory Card 18 – Opium Formula
“The formula should stole from a Myanmar drug lord includes the poppys proper growth techniques, the harvesting of the poppys milk, and finally, its processing into sun-dried morphine bricks. It shares markets similar to those of heroin and will be highly profitable. Full production should begin immediately.”
Memory Card 19 – PCP Formula
“Research into manufacturing PCP, including the equipment and the chemicals used, in complete. Given the drugs frequent nasty side effects and the fact that its usage tends to spike and dip, it does not have enough of a market to warrant an international operation. We have to capability to produce this compound, but should focus our resources on other products.”
Memory Card 20 – Spice Formula
“Thanks to an anonymous online informant, we now have data on the synthetic compounds necessary to make Spice, a drug similar to marijuana but with additional side effects like hallucinations, anxiety attacks, interstellar navigation, and dangerously adverse physical reactions. Spice remains legal in the US for the moment. We should corner the market on this product immediately.”