Appalachia is kind of a mess in Fallout 76. To be fair, so is the world as a whole since nuclear conflicts tend to end that way, but it’s Applachia where player characters are picking up the pieces as part of the ongoing Project Clean Applachia meta-event. The current task is for players to collectively take out 10,000 Scorchbeasts by September 23rd. Your reward? The return of Meat Week and all of the tasty irradiated barbecue you could hope to eat alongside that returning event.
Players can also unlock additional cosmetics and even an entire extra week of Meat Week by killing the required Scorchbeasts faster, so there’s plenty of reason to head out into the wild and just go to town on those Scorchbeasts. This is further enhanced by the fact that the game has a double experience event running in all game modes, including Nuclear Winter, until September 16th. So why not pop in and hunt some critters? You’ll get some meat for it.