Gold Rushes are special player-triggered events that, for a short time, make the shark invincible and turn all live enemies into golden creatures which yield coins. The initial Gold Rush occurs once a set amount of points is earned, and all following the initial Gold Rush occur once the golden meter is filled. Gold Rushes cause the shark's unique multiplier to kick in, multiplying the in-game multiplier to give an extremely large sum of points per kill during the Gold Rush.
Gold rushes occurs when the coin bar at the bottom of the screen is full. The gold rushes grant a multiplier. The multiplier for every shark's gold rush is different. Below are the multipliers for each shark and the maximum multiplier that can be obtained during a gold rush:
|Shark||Gold Rush Multiplier||Maximum Multiplier|
|Great White Shark||6x||48x|
|Big Daddy (Dunkleosteus)||10x||80x|
|Mr. Snappy (Mosasaurus)||12x||96x|
|Alan, Destroyer of Worlds||14x||112x|
|In this table, the gold rush multiplier is what the shark's current multiplier is multiplied by during a gold rush. The maximum multiplier is the highest multiplier a single shark can achieve. Without a gold rush, the maximum multiplier is 8x. However, when a gold rush is activated, the shark's multiplier multiplies depending on the shark.
The duration of a Gold Rush varies between sharks. For example, the Great White Shark's Gold Rush is far more extensive than the Gold Rush of a Megalodon (most likely due to the fact that Megalodon's greater capabilities allow it to trigger Gold Rushes with much less effort).
If a creature has the potential to be a golden creature whilst a Gold Rush is active, but isn't, it is guaranteed to give a gem. For example, Paragliders. They can turn gold during a Gold Rush, but don't always. If they don't turn gold during a Gold Rush, they are guaranteed to give a gem (only for the duration of the Gold
Gold rushes activate when a certain number of points is obtained.
Types of Gold Rush
There are two types of Gold Rush: the standard, and the Christmas Wonderland variant.
1. In the normal map, when a Gold Rush is activated, there will be the word Gold Rush displayed on the screen with golden font color. All live prey will become golden creatures, except Jellyfish.|}|}