Spikestrips appear in Heat Level 2 and up in Need for Speed: World. The Spikestrip is used by the Police to puncture the player's tires and can end a pursuit quickly.
The Spikestrips can be found on Roadblocks set up by the Police. Players can still continue the Pursuit with punctured tires but the player's acceleration and handling will be greatly reduced. The Run Flats powerup is necessary for repairing blown-out tires
- Watch out, some roadblocks have spikestrips underneath them, and will have to be dodged as a whole.
- Run Flats are very important when entering a Pursuit Outrun or Team Escape as spikestrips are very effective at immobilising the player's car.