Shark cards in GTA online are a way of getting additional in-game funds when you need it. Now since the release of Grand Theft Auto V game the inflation graph of the Los Santos city is on the rise and things have certainly become more costly than they were at the time of the release of the game.
GTA 5 definitely provide you with many ways to make money and quite a large sums too but ask any GTA online player and he will tell you how hard it is to earn money in GTA 5.
To make some substantial amount of GTA Money you can go on completing missions or to keep grinding the same mission again and again but there is no fun in it right.
You can try one more method, you can just shut your eyes on all those expensive cars and riches of the Los Santos and keep on playing the GTA online game, but soon you will find yourself in the position where you are lagging way behind other players, that’s not good right, no one wants to stay behind.
One can say that GTA 5 money heists are a great way of earning huge amount of GTA Money, and well they are no doubt, but even going for the heist require money and how much you will actually going to make out of it depends on how well you have completed the heist.
You will require an excellent regular crew, playing with random players for the heist will be a dull task due to lack of understanding.
What to do then?
Here come the shark cards to the rescue. Rockstar has addressed this problem with a simple and fair and easy solution.
The Shark Cards!
These cards are going to fill your account with instant GTA 5 money and give you the freedom of spending on your favorite GTA 5 items without grinding the same mission again and again.
Read on know more about the shark cards
GTA Online Shark Cards – Everything you need to know
Shark cards are the in-game microtransactions, which mean you can buy the in-game GTA Money, by spending some of your actual money.
This cash comes in the form of Shark Cards. You buy a GTA online shark card and the corresponding value of GTA 5 money will be deposited in your character’s bank account.
Buying a shark card is not mandatory; neither has it given an unfair advantage to the player over other GTA online players who don’t buy it.
You can definitely earn the same cash by just completing the game and not spending a single dime on shark cards. It’s just what you value more. You can play the game for hours to earn the money or you can spend some buck to get that same monetary boost. Totally depends on you.
Types of Shark Cards in Grand Theft Auto V Online
There are in total six shark cards, each providing the different amount in GTA 5 money and each is named after the actual species of sharks.
The logic here is that the more a shark card cost in actual money, the more you will get in the form of GTA Money.
- Red Shark Card – $100,000
- Tiger Shark Card – $200,000
- Bull Shark Card – $ 500,000
- Great White Shark Card- $ 1,250,000
- Whale Shark Card – $3,500,000
- Megalodon Shark Card – $8,000,000
The Red Shark Card
The first in the list is the Red Shark Card which will get a pretty insignificant amount of GTA Online $100,000.
You can see for yourself that this card is not the worth. You can use it in a combination of other cards to increase some amount but the rise will not be too much.
With a Red Shark Card, you won’t be able to buy much, as we have already mentioned the Los Santos city is facing some serious inflation problem and the things are pretty expensive there.
With some of your own fund and a Red Shark, you would be able to buy some low-grade weapons and some sports cars and nothing else.
The good news is that this is not going to cost you much in actual money. So if you have just started to play the GTA online and want to try a shark card you can buy the Red Shark Card.
Features of the Red Shark Card
- GTA amount it provides: $100,000 GTA Online Money
- Price in different currencies: £1.99 / $2.99 / €2.49
- What you save: £ 0 / $ 0/ € 0
The Tiger Shark Card
The Tiger Shark Card is a little better deal than Red Shark Card as it doubles the GTA Online Money to 200,000 in less than double the price of Red Shark Card.
The amount it provides is still insignificant though, and it is not much you will be able to buy. It only provides the better deal in terms, that is will cost less than buying the two red shark card.
You can combine it with your available fund though, that could raise your GTA Online Money to the amount that you will be able to buy a decent sports car or some high-end weaponry.
Features of the Tiger Shark Card
- GTA amount it provides: $200,000 GTA Online Money
- Price in different currencies: £3.29 / $4.99 / €3.99
- What you save: £0.59 / $0.99 / €1.50
The Bull Shark Card
From the Bull Shark Card, there is a leap in the amount of in-game cash you will get in return of buying a shark card in GTA online. The Bull Shark Card will give you half a million in GTA Online Money.
Now, this amount of money is something not to sniff at, as you are now in the position of buying a pretty decent sports car.
Nothing from the top end though and certainly not multiple of them but still if you were eying for car or a top class weapon not too expensive though, half a million in GTA 5 money can cover it.
It will cost nearly 10 bucks in actual money, so you have to decide whether or not you are willing to spend those bucks on buying a Bull Shark Card.
Features of the Bull Shark Card
- GTA amount it provides: $500,000 GTA Online Money
- Price in different currencies: £6.19 / $9.99 / €7.49
- What you save: £3.20 / $4.96 / €2.48
The Great White Shark Card
With the great white shark card, you will get over a million dollar instantly in your character’s bank account.
A million dollar is quite a large sum even with GTA online standard. A lot of high-end supercars falls under the million dollar price bracket.
So if you want to add the car in your fleet money won’t be a problem anymore. But you have to shed over 15 bucks.
The shift in value is quite evident as you can see. You are getting more money than all the other three cheaper cards combine. So great white shark card provide a better bargain for your money.
Features of the Great White Shark Card
- GTA amount it provides: $1,250,000 GTA Online Money
- Price in different currencies: £11.99 / $19.99 / €14.99
- What you save: £11.39 / $17.39 / €3.73
The Whale Shark Card
A whopping three and a half millions GTA Online Money is what you will get if you buy a whale Shark Card. That’s a lot of money.
What more, you are even saving your actual dollar for buying the Whale Shark Card as it cost less than three Great white Shark Card combine.
The money you will be getting is huge no doubt, but you have to spend near about $50 in actual money to get it.
If you do decide to buy the Whale Shark Card, then with over 3 million dollars you will be able to buy a number of different supercars and even small properties.
Features of the Whale Shark Card
- GTA amount it provides: $3,500,000 GTA Online Money
- Price in different currencies: £31.99 / $49.99 / €37.99
- What you save: £29.66 /$54.66 / €3.98
The Megalodon Shark Card
As the Rockstar official site states about the shark card,
“In the sea, there are big fish and there are little fish. The same is true on land. But which are you? Isn’t it the time to define yourself? At Shark, we have different Shark credit cards based on your level of insecurity. Let your credit card color define you”.
And if you have the Megalodon Shark Card then you have certainly chosen the beast. With eight million GTA Online Money that it provide in value, it certainly lives up to its name of gigantic prehistoric shark.
The supercars that are in the range of 4 million and up are now in your buying limit. But the Megalodon Shark Card does not come cheap and is going to cost you $100. If you are willing to burn the cash then you will get a huge push on the money front in GTA online with this Shark Card.
Features of the Megalodon Shark Card
- GTA amount it provides: $8,000,000 GTA Online Money
- Price in different currencies: Cost: £64.99 / $99.99 / €74.49
- What you save: £94.21 / $139.21 / €12.34
Should you buy a Shark Card or Not?
The great dilemma with the shark card is, should you buy them or not? To clear the doubts, the choice is totally yours. It depends on what you value more time or money and your willingness to spend actual money.
Some like to play the game, grind through the missions, carefully plan the heist and then perfectly execute it to earn the GTA Online Money, some, on the other hand, don’t want to spend that much time repeating the same mission again and again and are willing to spend some actual dollars if they are getting any monetary push on the form of GTA 5 money.
You have to decide in which category you fall in. But remember that cards don’t give any extra advantage to the players who bought the cards, just value for money. The same amount of money is available to those also who are ready to give a little extra time.
Besides this, Rockstar has put the Shark Cards on sale more than once, but with an added twist too. Instead of lowering the price of the cards, for a limited time, players get the chance of getting more in-game GTA Online Money for the same amount of real dollars spent.
Shark cards are a great way to get some in-game GTA Online Money instantly but you have to burn some real cash to get them.
Also not all the cards are worth the money and you should go for the cards that are providing a million dollar in GTA 5 money. But then also it’s your personal choice, whether or not you should buy them.
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