|The following is based on Fallout 76 cut content.|
Although secretary-come-president Thomas Eckhart is long dead, the hacked voting system he used to engineer his rise to the presidency remains active and operational. The Vault Dweller can elect to replicate the process and become the most powerful man on the cinder called Appalachia.
Completing this event grants the Enclave rank of "President of the United States," allowing access to the Executive Suite, and one Presidential Seal. The Presidential Seals can be exchanged at a vending machine for the presidential power armor, presidential "power" suit, and the Presidential Gauss rifle which each cost one seal.
The event is essentially a race across Appalachia, to collect valid ballots and endorsements from any active site. As expected, the player with the highest number of ballots deposited in the vote counter machines wins. The alterations made by Eckhart's men rigged the system to print ballots automatically, after all, and for the counters to accept any valid vote. The endorsements are a special element of the "election" - while they are located away from polling stations, they are worth a large number of votes.
Race for the Presidency would only be available to players who have completed the quests One of Us and Officer on Deck. By using any of the voter services terminals, they may register to participate in the next Presidential race. When the event becomes active, registered players may activate a hand scanner to confirm their participation in the event, giving them the option to continue and accept PvP rules, or to back out of the race. These stations are located at:
Once the timer for registrations expires and the race for the ballots begins, the emergency broadcast system will give the location of each active polling station, together with the maximum number of ballots available. Ballots are first-come, first-served. Potential polling stations are:
In order for the ballots to count towards the presidency, they need to be deposited with the vote counters at the following locations:
Endorsements are worth XX votes but spawn away from polling stations. Every player can collect an endorsement, but only the first one to deliver it to a vote counter will get the extra votes. Endorsements can potentially spawn at:
- Arktos Pharma exterior
- Kanawha Nuka-Cola plant
- Vault-Tec University
- Charleston Fire Department
- Hornwright Industrial Headquarters
- Dyer Chemical
- AVR Medical Center
- Morgantown High School
- Watoga Municipal Center
- AMS corporate headquarters
- Eastern Regional Penitentiary
- Charleston Capitol Building
- Garrahan Mining Headquarters
Players receive an EMS alert that applications for the optional Presidential debate have opened. After registering at a hand scanner, players engage in a king-of-the-hill style deathmatch at the Watoga Civic Center. Activate the debate podium to become the speaker, who continuously gains ballots as they hold the spotlight. Defeating waves of enemies will yield bonus ballots.
- Speaker gains +10 ballots per tick
- Speaker gains +5 ballots per kill
- Killing the speaker grants a percentage of the votes
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Music plays during the segment
The election terminates after the timer elapses and the player with the highest number of votes becomes the next president. At this point, all they need to do is to collect the Presidential Seal.