It should be showing top sites, cards and a wallpaper when a new page is open. Restarting brave by fully closing it from task manager and disabling all extensions doesn’t seem to fix the problem.
brave V.1.20.7 Nightly version.
Version 1.20.7 Chromium: 87.0.4280.88 (Official Build) nightly (64-bit)
Still not fixed and i am waiting on a response.