Bad News was a lightweight robot which competed in Season 4.0 of BattleBots. It was an invertible square-shaped robot armed with a vertically-spinning drum. It performed decently in competition, winning one battle before losing to Rambite in the round of 64.
Bad News first went up against Paladin. In the match, Paladin beat the heck out of the floor, but not out of Bad News. Bad News' drum was quite strong, and tossed Paladin up and enabled Bad News to get underneath. Neither robot was doing much serious damage, despite a lot of loud noise. Eventually, though, Bad News struck Paladin upwards and got under him a second time, and afterwards Paladin looked to be dead. The damage; the dents and bends, finally began to show on him, and he didn't last much longer. In the end, the judges gave Paladin most of the points in aggression, but Bad News won nearly all the points in damage and came out strong in strategy, giving it the win, 28-17.
Bad News then faced off against Rambite. The bots circled each other warily, not maneuvering very well. Eventually they came together and their powerful weapons clashed. Rambite was knocked away and started to dance, apparently out of balance. His spinner stopped, but unlike Bad News, he wasn't dead altogether. Bad News was knocked out of the tournament.