So, just for the heck of it (and because I needed an excuse to play around with my new fios gigabit internet connection), I started downloading a bunch of games thru Game Pass on PC. Found something interesting. 2 of the games I installed were Farming Simulator 2017 and Mudrunner. What's interesting is.... they both have the same blank tile as Halo MCC. (same color and all, the few other games I downloaded had no issues with their tiles.) Of these 2 games, Mudrunner is 1.5GB, so not too large of a download. Those of you who have Halo MCC thru game pass, try installing Mudrunner, since it's not too large of a download, if you don't mind. See if you're getting the same blank tile. (or maybe some of you already have one of these games installed, does it have a blank tile on yours too?) Not sure how this may help to figure out the issue, but nice to have as much info as possible. Since Mudrunner was quick to uninstall and reinstall, I tried that, but it reinstalled with the blank tile.I also installed Mudrunner at Renfek's suggestion, and can confirm it also has a blank blue tile when pinned to Start.
Yea, this is a weird issue. Seems to be only related to Games, as the standard Windows 10 Blank tile fixes don't work. I could see smaller third parties having issues, but 343 should have the inside track on fixing this. I've tried every single Blank tile fix I can find out there, and nothing works. (though I'll admit, been a good month or more since I did any searching, so if some work around was found by someone recently, I probably haven't tried it yet.) I have a nice 4 day weekend here, so maybe I'll do some more digging over the holiday. If I find anything, i'll be sure to share. I see 343 folks pop up in posts hear and there, why won't they acknowledge this issue with a simple reply. Seems like they're avoiding it for some reason, why, who knows.... Maybe they just like to make OCD folks like me suffer? lol