Australia's DayZ ban has been lifted following new classification


Just Say No

It looks like DayZ's troubles Down Under might have come to an end. Following the MMO's recent ban in Australia, developer Bohemia Interactive has resubmitted a modified build of the game to the Australian video game classification board, which has earned DayZ a new MA15+ rating with, presumably, reinstatement on digital storefronts to follow.

For those of you who missed it, DayZ was banned in Australia earlier this month after references to marijuana were found within the game's code. Marijuana itself hadn't been implemented into the game yet, but this pre-emptive appearance was enough for the Australian censor to bring down the banhammer on the open world survival title.

One would assume that the offending code has since been removed, as the new ratings page does not feature any reference to Drug Use in its checkbox (despite both morphine and codeine also featuring as regular use items in DayZ). Under its new MA15+ rating, DayZ will go back on sale in Australia at some point in the very near future.

Modified version of DayZ has been rated MA15+ [Kotaku AU]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Moyse
Chris MoyseSenior Editor   gamer profile

Chris has been playing video games since video games began... still terrible at them. Former Saturday Night Slam Master, rambles nostalgically like Abe Simpson. I ain't here to fight, so let's no... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: DayZ   (26)   From our database:

  • Australia's DayZ ban has been lifted following new classification - Chris Moyse
  • In this episode of Pregame Discharge: DayZ was banned down under for being too dank! - Dan Roemer
  • DayZ in a sticky situation thanks to the sticky icky - Brett Makedonski
  • We've come full circle as DayZ gets an official battle royale mode - Brett Makedonski
  • DayZ is coming to PS4 next week - Chris Moyse
  • Celebrate DayZ's long coming launch with a free weekend - Peter Glagowski
  • DayZ finally enters beta after a five-year alpha - Brett Makedonski
  • DayZ will be coming to Xbox Game Preview 'this year' - Chris Moyse
  • DayZ is rising from the dead and will leave early access next year - Peter Glagowski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Australia #Bohemia Interactive #Controversy #DayZ #Drugs #PC #PS4 #Ratings #Xbox One



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!