Survival shooter DayZ is no longer in the crosshairs of the Australian Classification Board, following worldwide changes to the game.

The Classification Board was seeking to ban all copies of the title in Australia due to cannabis being available as an in-game consumable.

In response, developer Bohemia Interactive has removed all instances of the item – not just in Australia, but in all other countries as well.

"We don’t want to separate Australian players from the rest of the world, since many people play cross-region," the studio said. "We love that DayZ is the place to meet with friends and experience the game without dramatic regional lag. We don’t want to change that."

Ironically, the offending item hadn't been implemented in the game yet, existing only in an experimental patch. It was only brought to the attention of the ACB when it was put forward for a physical release.

The title has now been issued a MA15+ rating in Australia.