I have never played Minecraft for anything but fun and creating things in survival but, now, I am looking to find the stronghold and defeat the Ender Dragon. I have made multiple Eye of Enders but each time I throw them on my Xbox 360 they burst into nothing after going so far. I have dug all the way down to bedrock and found nothing each time it happens. What am I doing wrong?
Eyes of ender will fly in the direction of the stronghold, but not all the way there.
For example, if you throw an eye and it heads north-east before bursting or dropping out of the air (random chance), then you should head north-east.
You should throw new ones occasionally while heading in this direction, and you will know when you have passed the stronghold when eyes start flying back in the other direction.
When you're directly above the stronghold, the eyes will fly down into the ground rather than upwards; this is when you should start digging down.
This has happened to me before on my ps4. The problem should be that you have had an update in that world before you looked for the stronghold. If so the problem is that you are playing on the old version of the world’s seed. When an update came along the new world for that seed has a new location of coordinates for the stronghold. Your best bet for finding the stronghold is making a new world with the same seed and locate the stronghold in creative, then Write down the coordinates and travel to them in the other world the stronghold should be there.