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Zombie Survival Video Game DayZ Banned In Australia Because It Features Cannabis

Zombie Survival Video Game DayZ Banned In Australia Because It Features Cannabis

Australia can be a funny country sometimes; banning things for what appears to be no good reason.

While it's clear that some types of fruit, meat or dairy needs to undergo quarantine checks, there are other things that don't get let in and the reasons why are bizarre.

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That's what is happening at the moment with a video game being refused classification.

Credit: Bohemia Interactive
Credit: Bohemia Interactive

Zombie survival game DayZ is a third-person shooter that essentially focuses on staying alive. You're meant to explore the open world, help others who need it and try to kill as many zombies as possible.

While it doesn't sound like anything we haven't seen before, it seems like one tiny aspect of the game has resulted in it being banned from the Land Down Under.

According to Game Rant, game developers announced it was going to add cannabis to the game but it's still not done so yet. There's no word on how the player obtains it or what effect it has but it's been in the making for a while.

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It's this feature that's caused the Classification Board to refuse giving the game a rating, something a game needs in order to be sold, because it has 'illicit or proscribed drug use related to incentives or rewards'.

Featured Image Credit: Bohemia Interactive

Topics: Technology, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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