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.
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In an "Echo" (#26, Shortcut) found in the northern portion of Chelsea there is a reference to the movie Shaun of The Dead. The man identified in the "Echo" is named Shaun and he speaks the line: "What, never heard of a shortcut before?" then is heard falling through a fence he is supposed to jump over, just like in the movie. See more
What we need to do is assess our resources and define our mission statement. The statement is clear: we must retake control, and with the resources we have left it's also clear that we can't afford any half-measures. Every soldier counts. Every soldier is a critical resource. There are no reinforcements being deployed. There is no air support. We work slow and steady. We secure the city sector by sector, and we hold them for dear life. I need you all to be on your feet, ready to make some quick...