we have to pay money to access the season pass items, however not everyone has the time needed to grind out all the levels needed to get said items. seasonal items should, at the end of their respective time windows, be made availible at eververse or unlocked in our collections. the trade off? they would cost a LOT of glimmer, bright dust, legendary shards or any other obtainable items in the game that seems resonable (like those new masterwork crystal things or upgrade modules).
Nope. The trade off is you have to pay real money for them