Alan Wilson, vice president of Tripwire, posted an explanation in the game’s forums, saying, "We’ve put “LV” up for Australia because we haven’t got the rating back yet – and dear old Oz has just announced the new higher rating category. We are HOPING that they will take the same view as PEGI/BBFC and NOT go all silly on us. However, until we’re sure, we putting LV up to be safe. The Okkers may want to wait a few days and see what the end result is – but we’d hate for you to buy it and THEN find your ratings board can’t cope with dismemberment (like USK…)."
Red Orchestra 2 will be released worldwide on August 30. Hopefully, by then Australia will have the R18+ rating available.