Weekend Missions are community-driven events that consists of weekly missions.
The purpose is to help Polo and Nada determine how the universe changed recently.
Previous iterations of the weekend missions had storyline attached to them & consisted of travelling to a specific planet, collecting an amount of a specific item & learning a snippet more of the story.
Currently, weekend missions are simply a randomly chosen Nexus mission; which is the same for everyone; still on the exact same planet as each other; but currently with no storyline attached to them.
Community Research unlocks new Quicksilver items for purchase. This progress is advanced by players doing missions from The Nexus mission terminal