's physical release in Australia effectively banned after it was refused classification, due to the appearance of the herb known as Dr. Spliffenstein, it seems that developer Bohemia Interactive
will be making changes to the game, globally. To comply with the strict Aussie Classification Board in a move reminiscent of Bethesda
changing up drug names in Fallout 3
all those years ago.
In a statement made to Kotaku
, Bohemia confirms that it's in the process of updating the game. "At the moment, we are editing the global version of DayZ so it will fit into the Board’s requirements. The key objective is to keep the gameplay as authentic as it was, so players are not affected by this change."
Adding, "We don’t want to separate Australian players from the rest of the world, since many people play cross-region." Details on what exactly is going to change remains to be seen, though it's safe to assume that ol' Mary Jane and the Green Green Grass of Homegrown will be absent. Puff, puff, and passed onto the next life. Players will instead smoke tomato leaves, and then tell other survivors how good it is - wondering if they're simply immune.