Though the change come into effect on Friday, Rockstar's only just acknowledged its existence as it wasn't mentioned in the original patch notes.
“This is to keep the game balanced as well as encourage the exploration of new missions and content in the game.
"We apologize that there was not full clarity about this in the patch notes; however, hopefully this note will clear things up. If there are any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask."
While that's undoubtedly sad news for some of you, on the plus side the developer has revealed it's investigating the possibility of making NPC missions replayable, though this won't be made a reality until another patch is deployed.
But is all of these recent changes killing your fun and love of everything GTA and GTA Online?
I will be talking about this on my GamerTech Audiocast BonusCast later today!