Video Game | Action, Adventure, Crime
The Division is inspired by Operation Dark Winter and Directive 51, real-world events which society has become "fragile" and "complex". In the game, a disease that spreads on Black Friday causes the United States to collapse in five days.
Despite being set in a section of Manhattan, New York, the NYC is considerably smaller than the actual NYC as several streets have been removed and landmarks moved closer together. This was done presumably to keep the game map large and with plenty of landmarks, rather than monotonous rows of streets.
Dr. Jessica Kandel:
Extreme heat destroys DNA; over 200°F the covalent bonds break down and the double helix starts unzipping like a cheap prom dress.