After the infection first broke out around October 2013, Boston transformed from a populated, bustling city into a military controlled quarantine zone. Under martial law, the city is littered with checkpoints, soldiers, and body scanners to check for infection. If the scan of a person comes out positive, they are executed on the spot.
Despite the heavy military presence, a black market has emerged, where one can buy drugs, weapons, or other illegal goods. Tess and Joel run most of the smuggling in and out of Boston.
The Last of UsEdit
Joel helps Ellie escape from the city in order to fulfill a vow he promised to a dying friend.