GTA Online players bid sarcastic farewells to their least favourite Shark Card

A GTA Online NPC holding some Shark Cards.

A GTA Online NPC holding some Shark Cards.

While some GTA Online players are already looking forward to GTA 6, others are still trying to enjoy everything that Los Santos has to offer by spending all of their hard-earned cash, grinding out a few more heists or becoming a lifeguard in story mode.

After all, if you don’t enjoy trying to predict what the next game’s map will look like, lack any hot takes regarding what or who it should include, and have given up on planning out your first playthrough, why not just try to appreciate the final stretch of GTA Online?

However, for some of the game’s more cynical players, these efforts have had to be temporarily put on hold while a hearty farewell is issued to one of the game’s Shark Cards, which is gradually being phased out.

Have you ever bought one of GTA Online’s red Shark Cards?

These goodbyes form the subject of a recent thread on the GTA Online subreddit, which began with a post from user NeedForMadnessAuto, who kicked things off by pointing out that the card, which is due to be officially removed from sale on December 9, already looks to be vanishing from a few points of purchase.

This currently looks to include the Shark Card section of Rockstar’s website and the PlayStation store, though the card is seemingly still available via the Xbox store.

Their fellow criminals were quick to offer a range of rather damning eulogies for the card in response to NeedForMadnessAuto request for them to say goodbye to it, with user Astrapionte asking: “Who said hello?” and deadbushpotato23 opting to quote Jeremy Clarkson’s infamous “oh no…anyway” segue.

Others took the opportunity to discuss just how useless the $100,000 cash injection once offered by the bottom-of-the-range card had become in today’s GTA Online, with user Exotics-Edge pointing out that all that amount typically buys them is: “a couple (of) magazines of explosive ammo and a (pack of) P’s & Q’s (candy).

A fair few users also suggested that earning these kinds of sums has become so easy in the game that they don’t even think about buying Shark Cards anymore, with RickGrimes30 suggesting that they could make $100k from doing one payphone hit and one contract mission, while Mr-Exploit23 implied that they can earn around $75k from a single motorcycle club mission.

Meanwhile, user Aura_Masta420 said of the changes being made to the remaining range of cards: “I'm glad the Shark Cards are getting buffed, but I hope the Megalodon (goes up to) over $30 million or $50 million.”

Regardless of whether you’re heartbroken by the impending loss of the red Shark Card, make sure to follow us for more GTA 6 and GTA Online updates as new vehicles and more arrive.

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